Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States, yet many people fall into the trap of believing that it’ll never happen to them. It’s always good to have a first aid kit on hand in your vehicle in case of emergency. Here’s a few things you should include in your kit if you don’t already have one.
A Flashlight and Batteries: Unlike off the road where medical problems occur in lit areas, car accidents often happen in the dark, which requires a light source.
Sterile Non-Latex Gloves: Working with open wounds is no easy feat. Keep yourself and your on-the-fly “patient” safe by packing disposable sterile gloves in your first aid kit.
Bandages, Gauze Pads, Medical Tape, and Scissors: Basically anything that covers a wound or holds those bandages in place will be useful when medical attention is required.
Rubbing Alcohol Swabs: Disinfecting open wounds is crucial to treating someone with an injury to prevent infection.
Tweezers: Sometimes, getting into a car accident will involve being thrown into the street, which can mean getting bits of dirt or gravel in your wounds. Tweezers come in handy for getting those pieces out.
Having a first aid kit on hand in your vehicle can possibly save lives, or at the very least, keep someone healthy long enough to get them professional medical help.