How often should a first aid kit be replaced?

Dr. Ordway discusses how often to replace a first aid kit. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


There isn’t a specific amount of time you should wait before replacing your first aid kit. Instead, mark your calendar to check each of your first aid kits every couple months to look at expiration dates and replace any expired medications or items, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN).

When you check for outdated items, also check to see what items need restocked and consider any new items – such as new family-specific medications – that you might want to add, according to PPN physicians. For more information about when to replace first aid kit items, talk with your doctor.

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