March 24th, 2010
Just in time for the spring sports season First Aid Supplies Online is proud to present our brand new Sports First Aid Kit.
We’ve had so many requests for an expanded sports first aid kit line that we just had to respond. Over the years there have been a lot of first aid kits sold as “sports first aid kits.” We just thought that first aid kit for team sports needed more than just a picture of a soccer player on it. It ought to have the first aid items needed on the field.
So we’ve designed our team sports first aid kit with those types of injuries in mind.
This kit is packed with what you’d expect to find in a well stocked kit of this type.
Starting with six of the large instant ice packs as bumps and sprains are common injuries in need of treatment. The first aid kit also features a good selection of quality adhesive bandages as well as sterile gauze and tape for those injuries that defy a regular band-aid.
The other great advantage that this kit offers is that it is made out of water resistant bright red nylon so it is highly visible and will keep your supplies dry even if you play in the rain.
The soft red nylon bag unzips like a small first responder kit so that you can access the entire contents easily and there are two clear plastic dividers to help with visibility.
Priced at just $60.95 this is a kit that is also affordable.
Check out our family of sports first aid kits!
March 16th, 2010
I’ve been aksed many times, what’s the best all around first aid kit you sell for under $10.00. My answer is always the same. The best all around first aid kit for under $10.00 is our Handy Kit Junior which sells online currently for just $8.95
The Handy Kit Junior is compact, just 4-5/8″ x 1-1/16″ x 2-3/4″ overall so it can fit inot a lot of tight places which makes this first aid kit highly portable.
Inside this compact kit your’ll find plenty of the basics to help you care for those bumps, scrapes and minor burns.
We liked this little kit so much that we put our Logo on it and use it as a promotional give away.
Get your Handy Kit Jr. Here!
March 5th, 2010
At First Aid Supplies Online we get lots of calls from customers who want to know what first aid supplies to put in their first aid kits. We get first aid kit questions from all over America from individuals, institutions and businesses of wide variety.
One of the most common questions that comes up is alcohol wipes versus antiseptic wipes. There are a lot of people out there that think that you should clean a cut or scrape with an alcohol wipe. Wrong.
Never, ever, ever use alcohol on a bleeding wound.
Because an antiseptic wipe with BZK (Benzakonium Chloride) does a better job of killing the germs without damaging the wound or causing pain.
Those of you old enough to remember Merthiolate or Mercurochrome know that you don’t see these two items around anymore. You might also remember that both of these handy items that Mom used on your scraped knees stung like heck. That’s because both of these remedies contained large amounts of, you guessed it alcohol.
Mercurochrome got banned finally because it contained Mercury too!
So when you see the alcohol wipes in your first aid kit use them to clean things. Like tweezers or scissors.
Use the antiseptic wipes to clean your bloody wound
Get antiseptic wipe for your first aid kit at our website. BZK
March 4th, 2010
Very quietly and without fanfare ANSI, that’s the American National Standards Institute revised the standard relating to first aid in the workplace. ANSI Z308.1-2003 has been replaced by ANSI Z308.1-2009.
Although there isn’t a lot new here there are a couple of wrinkles that need our attention.
The old standard listed eight items that were required as minimum requirement for workplace first aid.
The new standard adds two items bringing the required item total to ten. There are also now ten items listed as Recommended Supplies. The new standard also calls for the kits to be labeled with specific wordage.
In addition to the label, the standard is going to require manufacturers to label individual first aid products that are used to meet this new standard.
The other notable change is that latex is to be eliminated from first aid altogether. This standard is good for Type l, ll, lll or lV kits.
The new required items are:
(1) First Aid Guide, (1) Absorbent Compress 4″ X 8″, (16) 1″ X 3″ Adhesive Bandages, (1) Adhesive Tape 2.5 yards, (10) Antiseptic Treatment Applications 0.9 Gram each, (6) Burn Treatment Applications 0.9 Gram each, (4) 3″ X 3″ Sterile Gauze Pads, (2) Pair Medical Exam Gloves, (1) Triangular Bandage 40″ X 40″ X 56″ min., (8) Antibiotic Ointment Treatment Applications 0.5 Gram each.
The recommended items are:
Analgesic (Oral), Bandage Compress 2″ X 35In. min., Breathing Barrier, single use, Burn Dressing 12 square inches, Cold Pack 4″ X 5″ min., Eye Covering 1/4″ thick min., Eye/Face Wash Sterile 4 oz. min., Roller Bandage 2″ X 4 yards, Hand Sanitizer, 0.9 Gram min.
The label should read as follows:
Caution! This kit meets ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2009 only when required minimum fill is maintained with first aid products marked “ANSI/ISEA Z308.
The described kit may be suitable for some businesses. However, the adequacy of the contents for hazards of each work environment should always be evaluated by competent personnel. For a variety of operations, employers may find that additional first aid supplies and kits are needed.
Check out our great selection of kits that meet this new standard.