The Boy Scouts of America say it best, “Be Prepared.”
Accidents happen and when they do it is important to make sure you are ready.
Having a first aid kit in your home, car, office, and other places you and your loved ones spend time should not be an option to consider. It should be something done without question or delay.
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Being prepared to handle emergencies in your home means you having the right supplies in an easy to access area. It also means knowing how to treat and handle some of the more common minor injuries.
Here is a list of some of the items suggested for your personal first aid kit:
- Latex Gloves
- Sterile Dressings
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Eye Wash
- Cleaning Agents
- Burn Ointment
- Petroleum Jelly
- Heat/Cold Packs
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Ace Bandage
- Anti-diarrhea medication
- Calamine Lotion
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Phone numbers of physicians
- List of family members conditions and drug allergies
- Cotton Balls
- Safety Pins
Commit today to put your family’s first aid kit together. Ask your employer the location of their first aid kit and help ensure it is stocked and ready.
If you don’t want to put together your own kit piece by piece, most drug stores sell them ready to go. You can also order them online from organizations like the American Red Cross.
Of course as with any emergency situation that is life threatening or about which you are unsure, it is best to call 9-1-1 or seek emergency care from a trained physician.
Keep yourself and your family safe starting today and stock your home with a first aid kit ready for whatever life throws at you.
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