First aid kit items - Elastoplast

First Aid Kit

When it comes to your first aid kit, regular maintenance is key. Make sure you have all the essential first aid supplies with our first aid kit guide.

So when was the last time you updated your first aid kit? You should have all the essential first aid supplies at all times.

When it comes to your first aid kit, regular maintenance is key. Be guided through the task of setting the right first aid kit contents together with our first aid kit tips.


Time to Refresh Your First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit Supplies

1. Store it in the right place
This may seem obvious, but you should always store your medication in a safe but easily accessible place and should always put it back there after use. Make sure that everybody in the household knows where the first aid kit is located. If you have toddlers or small children, the opposite applies of course: Keep your medication and first aid supplies in a cool, dry place which is locked up and out of your child’s sight and make sure that they are NOT able to reach it.
Also, keep it organised: Having to look for a package leaflet that’s flying around somewhere because you haven’t returned it to the package the last time you used that medication is unnerving.

2. Check for expiration dates and age specifications
Go through your medicine and first aid supplies at least every six months and check the expiration date of every package. Be safe and toss out anything that has expired, as well as antibiotics that have not been used up completely.

3Check whether you have the right first aid bandages and products
Be prepared when it is most important: Most accidents still happen in the household or 

during sports, so make sure to have the right products to help you in those moments when you have cut yourself or sprained an ankle. A well-stocked medicine cabinet means you are all set in those crucial moments. Check the Elastoplast range for especially convenient essentials and solutions, such as Plastic Plaster, the Kitchen Kit or Spray Plaster which protects your wounds even in awkward places.

4. Assemble a “to-go-set”

Why should a first aid kit be something stationary? It makes sense to compile a selection of products that can be taken in your sports bag in case something happens during a workout, hiking or other outdoor or sports activities. A selection of plasters and bandages, as well as Elastoplast Hot/Cold Pack, are handy to have with you.

5. Calling sheet

This can be a crucial time-saver: Always keep important emergency phone numbers such as those for an ambulance, for your doctor and pharmacy, or for any hotlines (e.g. poison hotline) in the first aid kit.


Clever Products and Time Savers

Check out these smart innovations that will help you save time and hassle – and support wound healing.

Antibacterial Plaster
Be protected against infection: take care of your wound by using an Elastoplast Antibacterial Plaster. Plasters such as Elastoplast Plastic Antibacterial will kill harmful germs with the help of Silver Technology. It not only reduces the risk of infection, but also repels water and dirt while protecting and cushioning your wound.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist contact your healthcare practitioner


Always see your doctor if the wound is deep, bleeding or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth.  

Also make sure to seek medical help if you are not able to clean the wound properly.
In case you have diabetes a proper wound care is of special importance. Always discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor and/or podiatrist, even for the care of minor wounds and skin cracks – especially on your feet.
 
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainty of treating your wound properly.
 
The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care or advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should consult your doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website.

For further information regarding Elastoplast products, please contact us via email on anz.consumerservices@beiersdorf.com. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products' packages.

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