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First Aid Kits

Families should have first aid kids in their homes within easy reach. They should also have first aid kits in their automobiles. Having well stocked first aid kits within easy reach is crucial in an emergency because you never know when someone will be injured or become ill.

When you go to shop for first aid kits, do not opt for the small ones. They will not be roomy enough for all the supplies that you will need. Find one that durable, easy to open and easy to carry. Many people opt to make first aid kits out of everyday household items such as sewing boxes or tackle boxes. It doesn't matter what people use as long as they are well stocked with the essentials. Here is a list of items that should be in first aid kits:

  • 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

What good is a first aid kit if you do not know how to perform first aid? You should read your first aid manual from cover to cover. You should also have the members of your family read the book so they will know what to do in case something happens to you. Make sure you keep your first aid kits well stocked. Check the expiration date on supplies. Replace any supplies that have expired.

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