When building your workplace First Aid Kit, it's a given that you'll include items for burns, cuts, and scrapes, but we often forget about medications when building First Aid Kits for work environments.
A complete workplace First Aid Kit contains basic OTC medications for pain, allergies and other minor discomforts. Pain relievers and fever reducers are the most basic drugs to put in your First Aid Kit. Three kinds of pain relievers that are ideal for First Aid Kits include: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, and topical anesthetic. NSAIDs and acetaminophen can also reduce fevers.
If you include medications and/or skin treatments into your First Aid Kit be sure to monitor your kit on a regular basis. Medications and treatments expire, keeping them fresh and up-to-date reassures employees. Get into the habit of checking your First Aid Kit monthly and replace any expired medications. (It's also a great time to refill those often-used items, like bandages.)
NorMed offers a comprehensive portfolio of OTC medications. Whether you need allergy, cold or pain relief, we have it in stock and ready to ship. Medications are available in both unit dose packages and bottles to meet your needs. We offer many national brands in addition to the much-respected HART Health brand. We also carry an array of creams and ointments, topical sprays and many products for the eyes, ears and nose.
NorMed offers First Aid Kits complete with basic OTC pharmaceuticals. Or, you can build your own First Aid Kit and customize it any way you like. To determine which pharmaceuticals are right for your workplace First Aid Kit, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.