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First Aid Tools: Training and Kits

Preparing Yourself for Emergencies


Updated January 23, 2014

The best first aid happens before the emergency even occurs. Being prepared with proper training and a good first aid kit is the most important step in first aid. These tools from About First Aid will help prepare you.

First Aid Kits and Supplies

A good first aid kit needs some essential items to cover the basics. These will help you get started.
  • Tour a First Aid Kit
    Take a tour through a first aid kit. Pictures of the most common items you'll find with descriptions of how you might use each one.


  • Top 6 Items Every First Aid Kit Needs
    These are the items you can't do without.


  • Building a First Aid Kit
    Ready to begin? This will help you put together your very own first aid kit.


  • Travel First Aid Kits
    Traveling creates unique first aid needs. Where you're planning to travel dictates the kind of kit you'll need. The more remote the location, the more complete your kit should be.


  • Theme Park First Aid Kits
    Stay happy at the Happiest Place on Earth - or any other fantasy land for that matter.


  • Airline First Aid Kits
    Going on an airplane? Know what can go and what can't.


  • First Aid Kit Drugs
    Stocking your first aid kit with drugs presents a whole new set of challenges.


Not every victim is a close family member. Carry the proper tools to protect yourself from infection.

First Aid and CPR Training

Do your homework before you go to class. Prepare yourself for training with the right tools and a little research.

Being Prepared for Any Emergency

Some good things to know before a medical emergency strikes.

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