Polish Language Blog

Posted by on Jan 21, 2022 in Vocabulary

Accidents and injuries can occur anywhere: at home, at work, while driving or while participating in sports events. They are not wished for but they do happen. It is important to be prepared for such medical emergencies! Keeping a first-aid kit handy can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies.

What is usually included in the First Aid kit (Zestaw Pierwszej Pomocy)? It all depend on the size of it, but there are definitely some important parts of it that should make the checklist..So what is on it? I’m sure you will know by looking at all of the items what is what, but knowing their Polish names might be helpful as well:)

First Aid Kit. Image by stevepb on Pixabay


  • Adhesive Bandages – bandaże samoprzylepne
    Help protect minor wounds from dirt and germs, and promotes faster healing because the wound is covered  – pomagają chronić drobne rany przed brudem I zarazkami oraz przyśpieszają gojenie
  • Antiseptic Wash – antyseptyczny płyn
    Alleviates pain and itch while washing away dirt and germs (łagodzi ból i swędzenie, zmywając ból i zarazki)
  • Instant Cold Compress –  błyskawiczny zimny kompres chłodzący
    For helping to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Scissors to cut gauze or tape – nożyczki
  • Thermometer – termometr
  • Tweezers – pinceta
    For splinter, glass or insect stinger removal (do usuwania drzazg, szkła lub żądła owadów)
  • Nonlatex Health Care Gloves – nielateksowe rękawice zdrowotne
    To avoid contact with bodily fluids.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Guide –  Kompleksowy Przewodnik Pierwszej Pomocy
    For information on most minor first-aid situations.
  • Antibiotic Ointment – Maść Antybiotykowa
    Provides long-lasting infection protection (zapewnia długotrwałą ochronę przed infekcjami)
  • Pain reliever –  uśmierzacz bólu
    Relieves aches and pains caused by bruises or sprains.
  • Gauze, nonstick pads and paper or cloth tape – gaza, podkładki nieprzywierające i taśma papierowa lub materiałowa

First-aid kits contain all the essential medical contents in a very compact package. You can really take a first-aid kit with you anywhere, whether you’re travelling or living/working in a small space. There’s really no excuse not to keep one on hand!

First aid kit. Image by Tomasz_Mikolajczyk on Pixabay

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.