When it comes to any profession, there are going to be basic tools you will need to have in order to do your job. In the case of EMS gear or EMT supplies there are a few basic emergency medical supplies you should always have on hand.
When it comes to first aid kits you should have some basic wound treatment supplies such as absorbent compress dressings, adhesive bandages (Band-Aids), antiseptic wipe Packets, disposable non-latex gloves, hydrocortisone ointment packets and scissors. The non-latex gloves are of the utmost importance as they keep your hands clean and free of chemicals, blood and other liquids. It’s important that the gloves be non-latex since some people are allergic to the chemicals in latex.
These are not only the basics for an EMT, but, as suggested by the Red Cross, they are also items that a household should have in their basic first aid kit! Hey, if it’s good enough for the professionals, it’s good enough for you & me!