Put together a First Aid Kit for soon-to-be college students!
You may not think it’s the most exciting gift to give, but it’s a gift they will keep and use for years to come. Packing a first aid kit for a high school graduate shows that you really care about their health as they become more independent.
Start with a plastic storage container and fill it with:
•a box of adhesive bandages like Band-Aid or Nexcare
•small and large sterile gauze pads
•roll of gauze
•roll of medical adhesive tape
•elastic bandage such as ACE
•sterile cotton balls and cotton swabs
•instant cold packs
•suction device (nasal aspirator)
•medicine spoon marked with dosage measurements
•hand sanitizer wipes
•aloe or calamine lotion
•first aid manual
•acetaminophen or ibuprofen medicine
•antihistamine and decongestant
We guarantee that college student will be grateful for your thoughtfulness and think of you every time they get a splinter or a stomachache. You will be their hero!
TIP – buy two of everything and assemble another first aid kit for the trunk of your car!
If you have questions about what belongs in your first aid kit, call Alzein Pediatric Associates at 708-424-7600. We are here to help your family!