MacGill First Aid Kit$70.00
Quantity of Supplies8.1/10
- This easy to navigate kit and instructions allows even those with limited first aid knowledge to administer effective first aid treatment.
- The kit is divided into 4 color-coded compartments. Color-coded first aid treatment instructions are prominantly displayed on the kit inside cover. The individual products are highlighted to match the section of the kit in which they are stored. This color coding is designed to assist in finding the appropriate materials to treat the patient's injury.
- Variety of Supplies.
- Rugged Case.
- Easy to Spot.
- Free Shipping
- Initial Price Point for Most Families.
- Not enough of certain supplies.
I was a Paramedic for 24 years before getting into the world of blogging. Here at Tom’s Take On Things I was given an opportunity to review a first aid kit from MacGill, a company that makes and sells a variety of health care products for school and safety programs everywhere.
If it is one thing I know about. It is what is needed in first aid kits, jump bags, EMS Bags, and products like that. So what we need to do is break this down, and see how it compares to other things I have seen or used in the past.
It pops out at you, doesn’t it? Easy to read, you know what it is, and conveniently easy to grab and go when needed. I think this is the best part of the whole kit to be honest. It is durable, and would be perfect to store in a school, at home, a vehicle, a boat, or anywhere a good first aid case is needed.
Here is where the heart of the first aid kit lies. It’s contents. Does it have everything you need to deal with most minor emergencies or accidents that happen? It is a well constructed set of products that would service minor injuries, or provide basic care till advanced help like Paramedics could be called, or the individual is taken to an Urgent Care or Emergency Room.
Each Kit Contains: (1) Neo to Go! antiseptic spray, (1) Eye wash, (1) Aerosol wound wash, (1) ABD pad 5″ x 9″, (5) 4″ x 4″ gauze pads, (5) 3″ x 3″ gauze pads, (1) Eye pad, (1) Triangular bandage, (1) 2″ elastic bandage with closures, (1) 1″ tape, (1) 4″ x 4.1 yds sterile roller bandage, (1) 3″ x 4.1 yds sterile roller bandage, (3) 2-3/4″ x 4″ extra-large Coverlet® bandages, (2) Knuckle Coverlet® bandages, (2) Fingertip Coverlet® bandages, (10) 1″ x 3″ strip Coverlet® bandages, (10) 3/4″ x 3″ strip Coverlet® bandages, (1) Sterile cotton-tipped applicators, (2) Diphenhydramine pills, (1) Aspirin 325mg (2 tablets), (4) Triple antibiotic ointment, (2) Hydrocortisone, (4) Burn cream with aloe vera, (1) Blood coagulant, (1) 2″ x 6″ burn dressing, (3) Sting relief wipes, (4) Alcohol prep pads, (4) Hand sanitizer packets, (4) Large nitrile gloves, (1) Instant cold compress with cover, (1) Oral thermometer (1) Glucose gel, (1) Scissors, (1) Tweezers (metal) with case, (1) Light stick, (1) Sickness bag, (1) First Aid instructions
It has a wide variety of items to treat anything from basic cuts, to bee stings, a diabetic emergency, to a light burn. There are some items in this kit I wish there were more of in the initial purchase of it, but the company’s site does sell restock options for items in the kit.
Here is where some basic first aid information is shared, to discuss some of the different symptoms that might occur, and some of the actions you can take to correct them.
Well thought out, and helpful to someone who may have never dealt with something like this before. MacGill does say it’s not a replacement for proper medical care, and I emphasize on so many levels, if it’s not something you can handle call for 911 and let the boys and girls that are EMT’s and Paramedics to come save the day! Like in the instance of Heart Attack, if they are suspected of having one, definitely call 911, will come find you and slap you with a wet noodle if you don’t. But on the other hand, ask if they have an aspirin allergy before giving them aspirin, okay? You might make things worse if you give it without checking first. (okay, I stepped off my soapbox now) Continue to love and adore the rest of the review!
So this is where I am torn a little. Is it a great first aid kit? I think so. Could it have a few more supplies in it? Sure. Is it right for vehicles, boats, campers, schools, and businesses? absolutely! Is it right for your home? Yes and No. Yes, because I think everyone should have a great first aid kit like this that is sturdy, and helpful in situations at home when you need it. No, at this price point. Not every family is going to spend $70 for a First Aid Kit for their home. Do I think you need a complete kit inside your home for your family, you are darn right I do. I love what MacGill has done here, and as a institution or facility this is a perfect choice. For the home, I am hoping MacGill will find a way to price point this at maybe $49.99 to appeal to the average family that this would benefit.
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What do you think about the overall design? Is this something you can see in your home or office? What about your vehicle? boat maybe? Camper? (jealous if you have a camper, no fair!)
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