Agree that “first aid kit
” is not appropriate.
It probably stems from dressings of this type being the only first aid “kit” which combatants carried into battle – a pad fixed to a bandage = “battle dressing” or “field dressing
They are now provided in sterile packs of varying description.
“Each soldier is issued a field dressing
, which is carried in a plastic case (individual field first aid case). The field dressing
consists of a sterile
(germ-free) white pad of dressing
with a bandage
(usually olive-drab in color) already attached to the dressing pad
. The dressing and bandage combination is wrapped in paper and then sealed in a plastic envelope. The field dressing is also called the field first aid dressing and the combat dressing.”http://www.medtrng.com/cls2000a/lesson_7_perf...
In military terms they are still referred to as “field dressings” but they are also called “(field) first aid dressings”.
"First Aid Dressings Sterile, non-adherent pad with extra long, fast edged conforming bandage
with a 5 year shelf life.”http://www.euroffice.co.uk/i/nx3/Wallace-Came...http://www.medema.co.uk/First_Aid_Kits_and_Em...
” is another possibility in context
but it has to be remembered that this term also has a very wide range of meanings and often doesn’t refer to a pre-packed sterile pad attached to a bandage but to separate layered dressing pads and bandages and also just to a bandage without any pads at all (= Druckverband)!
A bandage designed to provide pressure to a particular area.”http://www.cancer.gov/templates/db_alpha.aspx...
An example in context
"Thin Cinch is a special variant of the Cinch Tight compression bandage
. Featuring a slim 4” x 10” ABD pad, it is vacuum sealed flat for ease of storage and use in virtually any scenario involving emergency trauma.“http://www.cinchtight.com/html/bandages.html
IMHO "small pack of dressings" or "packet of dressings" do not hit the mark ...