Have you ever been in a situation where you needed a bandage or some sort of antibiotic, if not for yourself but for a family member or even for your kids. You never know when an accident or an emergency is bound to happen so its best to be prepared and ready for the worst. Everyone at home or in your car should have some sort of a emergency first aid kit and today I will show you how to put together a well prepared emergency first aid kit. Putting together a first aid kit is very inexpensive and generally has most household items you will find in a medicine cabinet. First aid kits are usually used for treating these types of minor traumatic injuries:
Burns, Cuts, Abrasions (scrapes), Stings, Splinters, Sprains, Strains, Fever, Nasal congestion, Cough, Sore throat, Cuts, Mild pain, Skin problems, and Allergies.
First you want to make a checklist of all must items for your first aid kit. Now remember everyone’s first aid kit is going to be different and made according to there needs. There are three separate sections in which you would want to set your first aid kit. You have your basic supplies, medications, and emergency section. At www.mayoclinic.com under first aid kit you can download a basic supplies checklist for a first aid kit so that you can start preparing your first aid kit.
Now lets begin with the contents of what a first-aid kit should include:
Band-Aids of various sizes
Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
Disposable latex or synthetic gloves, at least two pair
Plastic bags for the disposal of contaminated materials
Scissors and tweezers
Syringe, medicine cup or spoon
Soap or instant hand sanitizer
Instant cold packs
Antiseptic solution or towelettes
Sanitizing liquid (examples: hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, hand sanitizer)
Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Sterile eyewash, such as a saline solution
Over-the-counter hydro-cortisone cream
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