First Aid Basics
First Aid Basics
When it comes to treating minor cuts, scrapes and burns, your first line of defense is a topical antiseptic like Betadine® to help prevent infection and support healthy healing.
Minor Wound Care in 3 Simple Steps
Next time someone in your family gets a minor cut, scrape or burn, follow these easy steps to help prevent infection.
Gently clean the
Apply a small
amount of Betadine
to the affected area
Cover with a sterile
bandage if needed
Modern Day First Aid Kit
Life’s too busy to let treating a minor cut, scrape, or burn take up too much time. With such busy lives, we may make purchasing decisions on autopilot, but it’s important to take the time to understand the choices when it comes to first aid. Make sure your first aid kit is properly stocked to keep your family safe.
Stocking Your First Aid Kit
- Betadine Antiseptic Cream
- Hydrocortisone ointment
- Adhesive and gauze bandages
- Instant ice packs
- Medical tape
- Emergency contact information
When maintaining a first aid kit, be sure to regularly check expiration dates and replace products that have expired.
Keep Your Family Protected, No Matter Where You Are
Minor injuries can happen anywhere, at any time. We can’t always prevent minor cuts, scrapes and burns, but we can be prepared to treat them. Keep first aid supplies handy for those unexpected falls at home and on-the-go.
- Glove compartment
- Gym/sports bags
- Kids’ backpacks
- In the bathroom
- Under the kitchen sink
First Aid Hacks on the Field
Youth sports and minor injuries unfortunately go hand in hand. But you don’t have to let minor cuts stop your child from playing. Check out tips for preventing injuries during sporting events.
- Be sure to incorporate warm-up and cool-down time before and after games
- Ensure shoes and uniforms fit properly to avoid trips and falls
- Consider extra equipment like kneepads and elbow pads to limit down time to treat a cut or scrape
- Keep your first aid kit properly stocked to help kids get back in the game quickly
- Coaches should be first aid and CPR certified in case of emergency
- Don’t forget to stay hydrated!
Be Prepared with Betadine®
Life’s too busy to take a timeout to treat a minor cut, scrape or burn. But when you get a minor wound, you want a first aid treatment that kills germs and helps prevent infections.
Top 5 Places to Take Betadine
Camping and Hiking
Bring Betadine on your next outdoor adventure to help kill germs that can cause infection.
To the Gym
Even the strongest of gym warriors can fall victim to minor wounds while exercising. Be prepared with an antiseptic that kills a variety of germs.
On Your Next Adventure
Whether your next adventure is near or far, Betadine Antiseptic Spray fits easily into travel bags to ensure a minor wound or infection doesn’t slow down your trip
To the Game
Sporting events are one of the many places a minor wound can occur. So whether you’re heading to the diamond, field or court, keep Betadine with your gear to keep you protected.
To the Playground
Kids fall — it’s a fact of life. When your child gets a minor cut jumping off the swing, quickly treat with Betadine and they’ll be back in action.