First Aid Supplies: FSA Eligibility
What are first aid supplies?
First aid supplies are the components of a first aid kit which can be used at home or during activities or travel. First aid supplies can be individually purchased or acquired as part of a pre-assembled kit. First aid supplies are recommended by various institutions such as the Red Cross to include supplies that will be necessary for many different types of accidents and emergencies. First aid supplies that are commonly recommended for first aid kits include gauze, thermometers, tweezers, bandages and adhesives, first aid instruction guides, scissors, gloves, acetaminophen, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes, flashlights, and space blankets. There are many more first aid supplies which can be included in a first aid kit and may be recommended based on the activities or places in which the first aid kit will be used. Examples of variations in first aid supply recommendations include activities like swimming, spending time outdoors, hiking, extreme hot or cold environments, exercising, foreign travel, etc.
First aid supplies are intended to treat minor and major issues such as insect bites and stings, falls, lacerations, burns, allergic reactions, power outages, diarrhea, cold and flu, poisonous vegetation, nausea , constipation, and more. First aid supplies are generally planned to serve as the first response to these issues, and to help a victim until more serious treatment is available. First aid supplies should be kept in a kit that is clearly visible, and the location of which is well known to the group who may rely on it while traveling or performing activities. First aid supplies should be checked regularly for expiration, in the case of medication, and for quantity in the case of all first aid supplies (WebMD).