Printable First Aid Kit Contents List

Here is a first aid kit contents list that you use to make sure you've got all the necessary supplies at home for when you need them.

first aid contents list

You'll find the printable version below, as you scroll down, but you can read what supplies you'll need to keep for your home kit right here.

How To Use This Supplies List

The list is meant to be a guide for you, a checklist of sorts, to help you remember what you may need and to make sure it is on hand at all times.

I suggest printing out a copy of the list for yourself and placing it in your first aid kit that you create, or purchase, so you can make sure you keep all the necessary supplies in stock as they're used, or as they expire and need to be replaced with fresher versions.

It is best to re-check your supplies at least every six months, to make sure you have a chance to replace older supplies before the emergency itself occurs. To get the full scoop on organizing medicines in your home check out the First Aid & Medicine Organizer Center Challenge, which is part of the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Challenge.

This first aid kit contents list is meant to deal with minor first aid issues, not major emergency preparedness. That is because I think you should have some easily accessible first aid supplies in your home, that aren't necessarily mixed in with your disaster supplies.

Further, the list below is merely a guide. Each family's needs are unique, so you may need to add or subtract items as circumstances change in your home, including as your children age (or new children are born).

First Aid Kit Contents List

  • Adhesive bandages (various sizes)
  • Liquid bandages (optional)
  • Antibiotic ointment and/or antiseptic wipes or spray
  • Sterile gauze (in rolls and pads)
  • Cold compress (have instant ones available, such as the one shown on the right, and also keep reusable ones in the freezer)
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Calamine lotion
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Hand sanitizing gel
  • Eye wash solution (with eye cup)
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Sunscreen (at least SPF 15)
  • Sunburn relief ointment
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Disposable medical gloves (as shown on the right)
  • Ace bandages
  • Thermometer (get one appropriate for age of user)
  • Bulb syringe
  • Medical dosage spoons
  • Blunt tip scissors (for cutting gauze and medical tape)
  • Tweezers
  • Fine needle (for helping remove small splinters)
  • Save-a-tooth system (for preserving knocked out teeth so they don't die before dentist can put them back) (see below to the right for details)
  • Fever and pain reducers*
  • Antacids
  • Nausea medication*
  • Anti-diarrhea medication*
  • Oral electrolyte solution*
  • Mild laxatives*
  • Antihistamines*
  • Cold and/or flu OTC medication*
  • Cough medicine*
  • Prescription medicines (only for family members with prescriptions)
  • First aid instruction booklet (see below for suggestions)
  • Notification of any family members with allergies, in case emergency personnel need to come assist
  • Contact information for family doctor, dentist, and emergency contact numbers for family members (work and cell)

*Indicates you should have both a children’s version and adult version on hand, if needed.

There are many types of booklets giving simple instructions for first aid, but the two I recommend include the following:


Printable Version Of The First Aid Kit Supplies List

printable first aid contents list

You can click the link for the printable version of this first aid kit list (opens as PDF in new window).

It is imperative that you keep emergency contact and other vital medical information within your first aid kit so that if first responders need to come, or people unfamiliar with your household need to use the kit (such as a babysitter) they can know vital information.

Therefore, on the printable first aid kit contents list I've also added a spot for you to fill in your personal doctor and dentist's phone numbers, so that someone can call them easily in an emergency if needed, along with some other helpful emergency contact information.

Pre-Made First Aid Kits For Your Home

Some people want to make a homemade first aid kit, and many times this is a better idea because you can critically think of the items I've listed here as part of the first aid kit contents list and add anything that is unique to your family's needs.

However, making a homemade version is not for everyone, including those without much time or who don't want to buy such large quantities of each item that they hopefully may not even need.

In such a case a pre-made or commercial kit may be better for you. Here are some good ones to choose from, but remember that their contents may vary and may not have everything listed in the checklist above (or perhaps they have things I haven't listed above).

Make sure to get a kit that is for home use, not an OSHA kit which is meant to deal with workplace first aid. If you don't mind combining supplies you may also want to consider getting a first aid kit which can also serve for emergency and disaster use.


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