A First Aid Kit Can Be a Lifesaver
In an emergency, you or a family member could be injured. Burns, cuts, and
scrapes are common minor injuries that can be treated properly if you
have the right supplies available. Consider taking a first aid class.
Have a first aid kit as part of your supplies to stop bleeding, prevent
infection, and assist in decontamination.
Creating an Emergency First Aid Kit
- Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves if you are allergic
- Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
- Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect
- Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
- Burn ointment to prevent infection
- Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
- Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
- Thermometer (Read more:
- Medical supplies like those required for glucose and blood pressure
monitoring, if needed
- Daily medications such as insulin, heart medicine, and asthma inhalers.
(You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates)
- Cell phone
- Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
- Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
- Antacid (for upset stomach)
- Laxatives (for constipation)