Summer is a great time for travel. If you’re hitting the road in the coming weeks, make sure you’re prepared. Whatever activity you have planned, having a travel first aid kit with you will help you with any situation that may arise.
QMG Family Practice Physician Dr. Craig Davenport shared his personal list of items he includes in his first aid kit.
- Bandaids (“Get various sizes not forgetting the big ones.”)
- Coban (“stretchy wound tape that doesn’t stick to the skin”)
- Roll gauze
- Antibiotic ointment
- Hand sanitizer AND antiseptic wipes
- Water Wipes (because they don’t burn)
- Bandage scissors (also called EMT scissors)
- Good quality, sharp pocket knife
- Aspirin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen … and benadryl chewables
- Bottled water (“I get the one-gallon jugs and keep one in my truck and trunk of the car.”)
- Emergency tourniquet (“Commit to watching the videos online and learning how to use it.”)