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Is your first aid kit up-to-date?

Have you got products in your first aid kit that look old and have passed their expiry date? Do you still have first aid products using old fashioned treatment methods? Time offers new technologies!

Treatment advice for minor wounds used to be: stop the bleeding, clean the wound and let the wound heal by drying in the open air, but we now know different. A moist wound healing environment has been proven to facilitate the healing process and covered with a sterile dressing, protects from infection and contamination.
Some first aid kits are shared and therefore any signs of contamination should be considered not safe and unsafe items should be disposed of.

A first aid kit should include your personal medicines and a range of products for an emergency at home. These emergencies include cuts and grazes, burns and scalds and blisters. Leukoplast® offers minor wound treatment advice and a range of dressings suitable for everyday situations. Visit Every Scrape Covered to find a suitable dressing to meet your needs. 

First Aid in the Car

When out and about in your car are you prepared for a first aid incident?

There is currently no legal requirement in many European countries to carry a first aid kit in motor vehicles. Although if you buy a car first aid kit it must comply with British Standard: BS 8599-2:2014. This standard was developed to ensure that motor vehicle first aid kit contents were suitable for a roadside incident, specifying the components required for each of three sizes of kit - small, medium and large.

The standard was introduced to encourage drivers to be equipped to potentially save lives and reduce the medical consequences from injury. Car first aid kits can be purchased from a selection of online retailers or instore. Buy a kit today and make sure you are prepared!