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Emergency First Aid

The first thing you should do to prepare yourself for emergency first aid is to make a list of emergency telephone numbers to hand on hand. Numbers that should be listed on the emergency list should include fire, police, doctor, ambulance and the poison control center. This list should be posted by the telephone at all times.

The next step for preparing yourself to handle emergency first aid is to make sure your first aid kit is stocked with everything it needs. Make sure nothing in your first aid kit has expired. Here is a list of things that you should have in your kit:

  • First Aid Guide or Manual
  • Sterile Gauze and Adhesive Tape
  • Adhesives Bandages in Different Sizes
  • Elastic Bandages
  • Soap
  • Antibiotic Ointment or Creams
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Antihistamine
  • Burn Ointment
  • Eye Wash
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol
  • Aspirin
  • Instant Cold Packs
  • Tweezers
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Safety Pins
  • Thermometer
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Calamine Lotion
  • Plastic Gloves
  • CPR mouthpiece
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Blanket
  • Emergency Contact Numbers
  • Extra Prescription Medication

The last thing on your list to make you competent to do emergency first aid is to take courses in first aid. You should start with the basic emergency first aid courses like CPR and general first aid. If you have infants, pets or seniors in your home you can take classes that correspond to their individual needs.

Many people do not realize how easy it is to be prepared to do emergency first aid. You can receive your first aid certification in just a few hours. To receive your first aid certification you will have to take CPR and a basic first aid training class. Once you have completed these you can go on to different classes if you would like. However, if you have these two classes under your belt you are equipped to deal with an emergency first aid situation.

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