Friday, May 24, 2013

First Aid Travel Kit with FREE PRINTABLE

Whenever we go on a family vacation, I end up throwing our first aid items in either zip top bags or a small bucket.  Since we leave next week, organizing and updating the first aid items was on my to do list.  I decided to make a "med kit".  This is what we used when I was in high school drill team.  We used it when we traveled and performed off campus.  Come to think of it, the med kit was used daily.  When you have that many teenage girls in one location, someone is always in need of something. :)

I purchased a small fishing tackle box at Wal-Mart.  I think I paid around $8.  Then I went through our first-aid items in the house and began to load it.  Below are the items included in our med kit (you may need a few different items for your family).
  1. hydrogen peroxide
  2. survival wrap (those silver blankets that come in first aid kits)
  3. gloves
  4. cotton balls
  5. gauze pads
  6. burn treatment pads
  7. cleansing wipes
  8. thermometer with probe protectors
  9. bandages of all sizes
  10. hand sanitizer
  11. children's allergy relief
  12. children's ibuprofen
  13. syringe
  14. adult ibuprofen
  15. adult allergy relief
  16. aspirin
  17. gas relief
  18. anti-bacterial cream
  19. anti-itch cream
  20. tweezers
  21. clippers
  22. chap stick
  23. small pair of scissors
  24. two brown paper lunch bags (can be used for hyperventilating or if someone gets sick)
  25. Epipen *


This is the tackle box I purchased at Wal Mart.


Here is a picture of all the items I put in the tackle box.  The scissors and brown paper bags are not pictured.  I added those after I took the photo.

I decided to print large labels stating that it was a med kit.  I want the kids to understand that this is not something for them to play with.  Also, I would hate for my husband or son to accidentally grab this "tackle box" on our next Cub Scout fishing trip.

I also labeled the back of the box.  Ok...I labeled each side, as well.  :)

Free Printable Labels:  I have included the labels for you.  I used Avery EcoFriendly White Shipping Labels (which use Avery Template 5163).



* After clicking (click here to print), you will be sent to a Google Doc page.  From there select "file", then select "download".  The image will download to your computer and then you can print from there.

If you decide to use a tackle box or some other organizational bend, having a prepared and organized med kit is essential.

Happy Organizing!

Elizabeth




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