Summertime Update For Your First Aid Kit

There’s no better time than now to update your first aid kit and make sure you’re ready for a summer of fun. As with all medications, it’s a good idea to go through them once a year and replace anything that has expired. Store your supplies either in a first aid kit or in a clear plastic container in a cabinet where they are easily found but not accessible to children. Medicines should be stored away from bathrooms and kitchens where they are subjected to heat and humidity. Each first aid kit should contain the following items:

First Aid Supplies

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Butterfly strip bandages
  • Sterile Gauze pads
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton Balls
  • Plastic zip-top bags for ice
  • Disposable instant ice packs
  • Disposable latex-free gloves


  • Pain relievers
  • Aspirin (for Adults only)
  • Antihistamine
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Antiseptic ointment or wipes
  • Electrolyte solution packets to mix with water

If anyone in your home is allergic to bee stings or needs special medications for allergies, asthma or other injuries, disease or disorders, be sure to necessary medications on hand for emergencies. If you live in an area prone to earthquakes or other natural occurrences, be sure to have emergency supplies on hand to protect your whole family.