What should be kept in the first-aid room?

Typical examples of the equipment and facilities a first-aid room may contain are:

  • A sink with hot and cold running water;
  • Drinking water and disposable cups;
  • Soap and paper towels;
  • A store for first-aid materials;
  • Foot-operated refuse containers, lined with yellow, disposable clinical waste bags or a container suitable for the safe disposal of clinical waste;
  • An examination/medical couch with waterproof protection and clean pillows and blankets;
  • A chair;
  • A telephone or other communication equipment; and a record book for recording incidents attended by a first-aider or appointed person.
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