Why Invest in a First Aid Kit?
Just like a reserve parachute when skydiving, a fire extinguisher for a house fire, or a firearm for home invasions; it’s never something you want to use. But when the situation arises it’s better to have a first aid kit and never need it than never have one and need it.
Here’s a shocking stat…
2.2 million people die every year from workplace related injuries and illnesses all around the world.
First aid kits DO make a difference and have been shown to reduce the chance of worsening both injuries, infections, and illnesses.
Don’t become another number or statistic. This isn’t about sales or money. Investing into safety is always a priority.
Not Just for Emergencies or The Workplace
Most generally think that first aid kits are to sit there and collect dust, only to be used when something serious happens.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. While it is always great for emergency situations, first aid kits can and should be used in everyday simple situations for sanitizing ones hands with wipes or germ and infection protection with the use of gloves
You may be thinking that first aid kits are just for the workplace, but turns out that first aid kits are a necessity for every single home. And it’s especially important for travel. Don’t assume that medical supplies will be available to you on the road or at your nearest destination. Just a simple addition of a first aid kit can prevent a serious infection from breaking out on your next trip to Cancun.
What’s Included in The First Aid Kit?
You’ll get a wide variety bandages, gloves, creams, ointments, wipes and sanitation pieces, as well as tools (scissors and tweezers).
30 Bandages (1″ x 3″)
1 Triangular Bandage (40″ x 40″ x 56″)
2 Finger Splits
1 Three-Fold First Aid Guide
9 Gauze Pads
1 Gauze Roll
4 Vinyl Latex Gloves
1 Instant Cold Pack
6 Burn Cream Ointment
6 Antibiotic Sanitizing Cream
1 Latex Free Paper Tape
15 Alcoholic Wipes
2 Sting Relief Wipes
12 Anti-Septic Wipes
1 Pair of Scissors (4.5″)
1 Pair of Metal Tweezers (3″)
What We Like About The First Aid Kit
The antiseptic and alcohol wipes are a game changer especially during the new age of coronaviruses like Covid-19.
It seems that we’re on a new war with an enemy that’s so small we can’t even see it with the naked eye. Our best weapon for defense is wipes and sanitizers that kill germs/bacteria on contact.
Burn Relief Cream
Burns are much more common than people are lead to believe.
In the past 4 years alone, there have been about 500,000 or half a million burn /fire injuries reported in the United States.
Burns and fire related injuries are some of the most painful and excruciating on the pain index. Burn creams not only bring relief to injured areas but help prevent more permanent and long last damage once treated.
Assortment of Bandages
Every first aid kit comes with bandages, but the 3M 94118-80025 kit comes with 3 different sets of bandages as well as gauze pads/gauze rolls which can be used to help stop everything from minor cuts to excessive bleeding.
Making claims to safety isn’t enough, but the 3M 118-piece first aid kit isn’t just known to be good…
it’s OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved and ensured to improved your safety and on-site care!
What We Think is Missing
Although most people carry painkillers on them wherever they go, having an extra handful in your first aid kit would be a plus. Whether you wack your noggin on something hard or get a serious bruise, some type of ibuprofen or acetaminophen would be a great addition to reduce the pain and discomfort here.
I’ll say it again… in the day and age of deadly viruses and microbes, you need to prevent spreading of the disease. Facemasks aren’t 100% perfect, but the definitely help.
Having a few extra facemasks could be a lifesaver to many.
Those who are sick pose the most risk to others. A simple way to check for illness is by using a non-contact touchless digital thermometer.
If 3M included just this one device, it would really make a complete first aid kit.