First aid kit

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First aid kit by Mind Map: First aid kit

1. Definition

1.1. is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment.

2. Format

2.1. First Aid kits can be assembled in almost any type of container, depending on whether the individual is being produced or assembled commercially.

3. Appearance

3.1. Some first aid kits may feature the Star of Life, normally associated with emergency medical services, but which are also used to indicate that the service using it can offer an appropriate point of care. Though not supported by the ISO, a white cross on red background is also widely recognized as a first aid symbol. However, for very small medical institutions and domestic purposes, the white cross on a plain green background is preferred

4. Contents of first aid

4.1. 1-First Aid Manual.

4.2. 2-Adhesive tape, Adhesive tapes of various sizes, Elastic bandage, Bandages of various bandages.

4.3. 3-Antibacterial cream, Lotion, Paper tissues. Thermometer.

4.4. 4-Cotton balls.

5. Improvised uses

5.1. Besides the regular uses for first aid kits, they can be helpful in wilderness or survival situations. First aid kits can make up a part of a survival kit or a mini survival kit in addition to other tools.

6. Workplace first aid kit

6.1. In general, the type of first aid facilities required in a workplace are determined by many factors, such as: 1-the laws and regulation of the state or territory in which it is located; 2-the type of industry concerned; for example, industries such as mining may have specific industry regulations detailing specialised instructions; 3-the type of hazards present in the workplace; 4-the number of employees in the workplace; 5-the number of different locations that the workplace is spread over; 6-the proximity to local services (doctors, hospital, ambulance).

7. Historic first aid kits

7.1. As the understanding of first aid and lifesaving measures has advanced, and the nature of public health risks has changed, the contents of first aid kits have changed to reflect prevailing understandings and conditions.