First aid and medical care at work organisations

They say, danger can knock you down anywhere, and the best way to be aware is to keep yourself well equipped. Accidents happen by chance, and this can happen anywhere at any time. Be it on roads, while walking, driving or even at work.

Hazards at work are usually unnoticed and ignored. While, there are physical hazards that happen, an accident in an organisation is a must to be prepared for.

Here are some essentials in a work place that are a must.

The general ‘must have’ can be categorized into two divisions. The one which are absolutely necessary for initial action to a wound or superficial accident such as a cut, slight fall etc and the next which is secondary, usually the ones which require serious medical intervention.

A first aid kit with general items include:

  • Gauze pads (multiple sizes)
  • Box adhesive bandages
  • Gauze roller bandages
  • Triangular bandages
  • Wound cleaning supplies (such as moistened towelettes, cotton balls and hydrogen peroxide)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive tape
  • Latex gloves
  • Resuscitation equipment (such as a resuscitation bag)
  • Elastic wraps
  • Splint
  • Directions for obtaining emergency service
  • A blanket

These are usually for the wounds that are superficial and used when it can be handled by a normal person. Cleaning of the wound is very important and if necessary needs to be shown to a doctor.

Apart from accidents, if an individual suddenly experiences conditions such as chest burn and pain, sweating and other illness such as fever , cough etc it is advised to keep certain medication that can control the particular situation immediately till medical help arrives.

While, having a medical kit is of utmost importance in an organisation, it is also that important for a person to have ample knowledge when come across a unlikely event or trauma. Organisations need to train their employees to a level that they can handle the situation calmly and patiently.