First aid equipment you should take with you

this Christmas holiday

Are you heading away this Christmas break? While you’re packing your swimmers, beach towel and sunnies, you should also pack a few first aid essentials. Overseas getaway or just heading down the coast, it’s always good to be prepared for a medical mishap—you never know when you or one of your family members might be struck by injury or illness!

Here at First Aid Accident & Emergency, we’re experts when it comes to first aid equipment, so we’ve decided to put together a checklist of a few of the essential first aid items you should take with you this Christmas holiday.

1. Bandaids/plasters, bandages & dressings

Before you head off on your Christmas break, you should make sure your first aid kit is stocked with a variety of bandaids, bandages and dressings. Accidents happen—cuts, grazes and more serious wounds can strike at any time and in any place. This is why it’s best to be prepared with a few different sizes of bandages and dressings. Other things to consider packing includes antiseptic cleansing wipes and gauze swabs—these will come in handy when cleaning any wounds before dressing them.

Here at FAAE, we stock a range of already stocked first aid kits that are perfect for taking away with you on holiday.

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2. Medication

Wherever you’re going, you should always ensure any medication you need to take is kept in a handy location. Other things to consider packing include painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, antihistamines for allergy-related issues and also anti-nausea tablets.

Travel can sometimes be exhausting and illnesses will strike at any time—don’t let a headache, allergy or motion sickness stand in the way of you having an enjoyable holiday with your family. If you’re travelling with young children, you should also ensure that you have medication appropriate for their age bracket that’s safe to administer to them.

3. Hand sanitiser & gloves

Hygiene is key when it comes to good first aid management—this is why we suggest that you always have hand sanitiser at the ready whenever you’re travelling. Hand sanitiser is a quick way to ensure your hands are clean of germs when water and soap aren’t available.

Another important item to make sure is ready to go in your first aid kit is a set of disposable gloves. This is to ensure the safety of both you and the patient and will prevent the spread of germs. Here at FAAE, many of the first aid kits we stock will already have a pair of gloves in them.

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Be prepared this Christmas holiday

If you’re planning a getaway over this Christmas break, be sure to pack a first aid kit that’s stocked with all the essentials you’ll need. Here at FAAE, we stock a range of kits that are lightweight and compact—perfect for taking with you when travelling.

To really ensure you’re prepared for a medical emergency, we also recommend that you consider purchasing a portable defibrillator—view our complete range in our online shop. Book yourself in for a first aid course today or get in contact with our expert team for further information.

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