Recommendations for a Generic Basic First Aid Kit
-Remember to do a basic first aid course and know how to properly use all items in your kit.
-Check the expiration date of the items in your medical kit and replace if approaching the expiration date.
-Remember that airlines have limits on the volume of liquids allowed and some surgical scissors/EMT shears will not be allowed in a carry-on bag.
Adhesive bandages, various sizes
Sterile dressings, small and large
Conforming roller gauze bandage
Packs of sterile gauze pads, large and small
Adhesive tape, 3-5cm width
Medical grade non-latex gloves, M and L
Hand sanitizer gel
CPR breathing barrier, such as face shield
Face masks, 3-ply simple surgical masks
Pain and fever reliever.
Malaria Self-medication (ask your doctor for advice).
Antacid (for upset stomach)
Fluid with electrolytes (an oral rehydration solution (ORS))
Water-purification tablets or other purification device
Baseball cap or hat
Extra pair of glasses or contacts
Any prescription medications that you might need