First aid kits

  • Young woman surrounded by first aid equipment


Build a first aid kit for personal use.


Invite a knowledgeable person in your area to help you learn what items to include in a personal first aid kit and how to use those items. If the resources are available, each young woman could buy or find items to prepare a personal first aid kit. Those who already have a personal kit could review and replenish the supplies in their kit. Following is a list of items that could be included in a kit:

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Cotton swabs
  • Adhesive tape
  • Moleskin (or adhesive padding)
  • Duct tape or other strong tape
  • Soap or small bottle of hand sanitizer gel
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Scissors
  • Disposable gloves
  • CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) breathing barrier
  • Pencil and paper
  • Whistle and mirror
  • Roller bandage
  • Tweezers
  • Cold packs
  • Mylar and a pair of socks
  • Pepper spray (if needed for safety)
  • A laminated card with instructions for what to do during an emergency

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