What you should carry with you for all emergency situations.
For your hand bag; the car and that trip away in the bush.
"FIRST AID IS THE FIRST ASSISTANCE GIVEN WITH WHAT EVER RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE"
First and probably the only essential component for all three occasions is: Common Sense and a little basic First Aid knowledge. Keep the numbers for ambulance services on your phone. Ignorance and panic have amounted to greater harm than not having a "designer First Aid kit" to hand.
You can be guaranteed that no matter how prepared or well equipped you are, "Murphy" always has his say and you will need something that you did not pack!! Make a plan...
Remember YOUR OWN SAFTETY - FIRST. A dead or injured First Aider is no use to anyone.
THE HANDBAG KIT:
Gloves and a face shield. A Sterile plastic bag can be used in place of gloves; or as a face shield for CPR; to cover a penetrating chest wound; or to transport a severed digit on ice.
Scissors; Hand sanitizing gel; Aspirin (only if you suspect a heart attack); Anti histamine - in case of allergic reaction; Glucose; Darolyte; Plasters.
I always have a triangular bandage as it works as a sling, a broad bandage or narrow bandage.
THE CAR FIRST AID KIT: - All of the above plus:
A crepe Bandage and several triangular bandages, gauze, Betadine ointment and a roll of plaster.
A blanket or jacket, to treat for shock.
IN THE BUSH - all of the above plus:
Make a Plan: A stretcher can be made by sticks pushed through the arms of a jacket. A door can be used for a spine board or use the floor of a bakkie. The inside of an ironed pillow case can be used as a sterile dressing for a burned limb. A tie as a sling. Insulation or masking tape is very good for holding on a gauze dressing.
Newspaper or a Magazine and a triangular make a good splint.
THROW OUT THE HEAT RUB!! This causes more swelling and damage when used on an injury.
Ice and clean water are great so make sure you travel with your drinks cold?