First Aid & Wound Care

First Aid & Wound Care
  • McKesson Hydrogel Wound Dressing McKesson Brand 1722

    McKesson

    McKesson Hydrogel Wound Dressing

    McKesson nonsterile hydrogel amorphous wound dressing helps maintain a moist wound healing environment to assist in autolytic debridement.Helps maintain a moist wound healing environment to assist in autolytic debridement Amorphous gel dressing comes in...

    As low as $13.34
  • McKesson Unna Boot McKesson Brand 2066S

    McKesson

    McKesson Cotton Unna Boot with Zinc Oxide

    Treat venous ulcers and support the healing process using the McKesson Unna boot. Made of soft cotton, it wraps easily around legs and is safe and gentle, even for those with sensitive skin. This McKesson Unna boot contains a zinc oxide paste that...

    As low as $12.28
  • Polar Ice Cold Pack with Wrap Brownmed 30036

    Polar Ice

    Polar Ice Reusable Shin 1 X 5 X 12 Inch Cold Pack with Wrap

    Use Brownmed's wrap, with cold pack, to relieve shin splints. Shin splits, medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, refer to pain along the large bone in the front of the lower leg. This shin wrap is a neoprene sleeve with a Polar Ice insert...

    $28.79
  • Polar Ice Cold Pack with Wrap Brownmed 30100

    Polar Ice

    Polar Ice Reusable Hip / Shoulder 2 x 10 x 10" Cold Pack with Wrap

    Polar Ice cold wraps support two of the four essential steps of therapy: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Cryotherapy is widely believed to improve peak levels of performance and reduce post workout recovery time. Brownmed's Polar Ice wrap is a dual...

    $50.15
  • Polar Ice Cold Pack with Wrap Brownmed 30101

    Polar Ice

    Polar Ice Reusable Wrist / Elbow 10 X 16 Inch Cold Pack with Wrap

    Polar Ice cold wraps support two of the four essential steps of therapy: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Cryotherapy is widely believed to improve peak levels of performance and reduce post workout recovery time. Brownmed's Polar Ice wrap is a dual...

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  • Polar Ice Cold Pack with Wrap Brownmed 30011

    Polar Ice

    Polar Ice Reusable Shin 12 to 14" Circumf. Cold Pack with Wrap

    Polar Ice cold wraps support two of the four essential steps of therapy: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Cryotherapy is widely believed to improve peak levels of performance and reduce post workout recovery time. Brownmed's Polar Ice wrap is a dual...

    $24.29
  • Sensi-Wrap Cohesive Bandage Dynarex 3189

    Dynarex

    Sensi-Wrap Cohesive Bandage 3'' X 5 Yard 24 per Case

    Package Count: 24. Sensi-Wrap bandages are lightweight and are self-adherent. They can easily be torn, obviating the need for scissors.Sensi-Wrap bandage sticks to itself, but not to other materials or skin A lightweight compression bandage ideal for...

    $39.99
  • Cardinal Health Cohesive Bandage Cardinal CAH45

    Cardinal Health

    Cardinal Health Cohesive Bandage 4'' X 5 Yard 24 per Box

    Package Count: 24. Safely secures dressings and devices Clean, quick and easy hand-tear Soft, breathable and lightweight Self-adherent; eliminates the use of clips or fasteners Wont stick to skin, hair or clothing

    $55.99
  • Cardinal Health Wound Contact Layer Dressing Cardinal SCL47

    Cardinal Health

    Cardinal Health Contact Layer Dressing 4 X 7'' Sterile 10 per Box

    Package Count: 10. Cardinal Health™ Silicone Contact Layer dressings are sterile, occlusive wound dressings made with a conformable, open mesh structure and gentle silicone adhesive The dressings are used to facilitate fluid transfer and provide...

    $49.99
  • PATCH Eco First Aid Kit Nutricare USA LLC EFAKITLGE

    Patch

    Patch Eco First Aid Kit, Essential Supplies in Travel Tin

    Package Count: 77. Be prepared for life's little mishaps with our comprehensive assortment of eco-friendly essentials! This First Aid Kit packs a punch, providing a wide range of bandages, patches, gauze pads, tweezers, scissors, and even a wound...

    $23.48
First Aid and Wound Care

Whether you're dealing with a minor burn or a skinned knee, it is essential to know how to address the injury and have the appropriate first aid and wound care supplies readily available.

First Aid and Wound Care

First aid requires good hygiene; always clean hands before touching a wound and sterilize tools to clean the wound. Minor injuries will stop bleeding on their own but need to be cleansed with water to prevent infection. More extensive wounds may require firm pressure to stop the bleeding and tools such as gauze or first aid scissors for removing debris.

Wound care is the next step after cleaning and slowing the blood flow. The individual treating the wound can apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment or burn cream to prevent infection and ensure a moist environment ideal for wound healing. Next, cover the area with a bandage, gauze pad with tape, or rolled gauze to protect the wound. The type of cover will depend on the size of the wound, with smaller bandages used for minor wounds and gauze used for more significant injuries.

Get medical care if you cannot stop blood flow or if the wound or burn is extensive.

First Aid Supplies

The person treating the injury should wear gloves to help avoid the transfer of bacteria to the skin. If multiple people need first aid, change gloves or wash hands between each patient. You can use alcohol pads to sanitize the wound and materials in contact with the wound to prevent infection. Some first aid kits contain a small bottle of antiseptic instead of alcohol pads. You can use tweezers to help remove debris and splinters- sanitize the tweezers before using them.

Splints are also a first aid stable and great for immobilizing an injury. Most first aid kits contain small splints meant for fingers but also have bandages to immobilize or stabilize injured arms and legs.

Most first aid kits have instant hot, and cold packs; cold can be great for numbing pain and reducing inflammation, which is why many first aid kits will have at least one instant cold pack. Meanwhile, some injuries, such as muscle injuries, require warmth from an instant heat pack.

If you have CPR training, you want a breathing barrier or a resuscitation mask. The breathing barrier protects during CPR and helps avoid the transfer of germs from mouth to mouth. If you feel uncomfortable using a breathing barrier, you can get a resuscitation mask instead.

Checking the temperature can be an important part of first aid. If you suspect a fever or hypothermia, a thermometer is useful for checking the temperature. You should have at least one non-Mercury thermometer at home. If you have young children, a non-glass thermometer is safer compared to a glass thermometer.

Consider adding an emergency blanket to your kit if you like camping or travel often. They are very reflective and will keep you warm while signaling for help.

Wound Care Supplies

Wound care supplies should include medications, wound dressings, bandages, gauze, and adhesive tape. It is also good to have scissors and pins handy. Medications such as antibacterial ointment protect cuts and scrapes from infection, and you should apply these before bandaging the wound. While antiseptic solutions are part of first aid, you should also have them among your wound care supplies to sanitize wounds before and in between dressing applications.

There are multiple types of wound dressings in several sizes to allow you to address a few basic types of wounds and cuts. These can include band-aids of various sizes and shapes, sterile gauze dressing or gauze pads, cellulose dressing, impregnated dressing.

You can use bandages on the wound directly or apply them to keep a dressing in place. You can also use some types of bandages to stabilize an injured limb. Manufacturers list the bandage use on the box or in their online description.

Adhesive tape is important for holding bandages and dressings in place. It would help if you used adhesive tape any time you use a non-adhesive bandage or dressing or feel you need something extra to ensure that an adhesive bandage or dressing stays in place.