First Aid Tools

Here are some common first-aid tools:

First Aid Kit: A well-stocked first aid kit is a fundamental tool. It usually contains adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, scissors, disposable gloves, CPR masks, instant cold packs, and other basic medical supplies.

Adhesive Bandages: Also known as Band-Aids, adhesive bandages are used to cover small cuts, blisters, or wounds to protect them from infection and promote healing.

Sterile Gauze Pads and Dressings: These are used to clean wounds, stop bleeding, and cover larger cuts or burns. They can be held in place with adhesive tape or bandages.

Adhesive Tape: Medical tape is used to secure dressings or gauze pads to the skin.

Antiseptic Solution/Wipes: These are used to clean wounds and prevent infection. Common antiseptics include hydrogen peroxide, povidone-iodine, or alcohol wipes.

Tweezers: Tweezers are useful for removing splinters, thorns, or debris from wounds.

Scissors: Medical scissors with blunt or curved tips are used to cut tape, clothing, or bandages.

Disposable Gloves: Wearing gloves helps prevent the spread of infection and protects both the first aider and the injured person. Nitrile or latex gloves are commonly used.

Splints: Splints are used to immobilize and support injured bones or joints, such as in cases of fractures or sprains.

Tourniquet: A tourniquet is a device used to stop severe bleeding from an extremity. It should only be used in life-threatening situations when direct pressure and other measures have failed.