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What's In Your First-Aid Kit?

3/1/2019

Some recommended supplies include the following:


Medications

  • Acetaminophen
  • Antacid
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antidiarrheal medicine
  • Antihstamine
  • Aspirin
  • Antiseptic ointment
  • Calamine lotion
  • Decongestant
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Ibuprofen
  • Sugar or glucose solution


Bandages

  • Adhesive tape
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Elastic bandages
  • Hypoallergenic tape
  • Sling (triangular-shaped cloth)
  • Sterile cotton balls
  • Sterile eye patches
  • Sterile gauze pads (4" x 4")
  • Stretchable gauze roll
  • Waterproof tape


Supplies for special medical needs

  • Allergy kit with medicines to be used by people allergic to insect stings or certain foods.
  • Extra medical supplies when you go on an outing or trip
  • Medic Alert bracelet or necklace to be worn at all times. Applications are available in most pharmacies.
  • Prescription medicines (stored properly and non-expired)
  • Special equipment, supplies, or syringes


Miscellaneous supplies

  • Alcohol (rubbing 70%)
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Chemical ice packs
  • Chemical hot packs
  • Cotton swabs
  • CPR facemask
  • Disposable gloves
  • First-aid book
  • Insect sting swabs
  • Measuring spoons
  • Safety pins
  • Soap
  • Tissues
  • Tongue depressors


Instruments

  • Bulb syringe
  • Scissors
  • Oral thermometer
  • Tweezers


Items for your car

  • Large blanket
  • Gallon of water
  • Flashlight and extra batteries


Substitutes when you're in a pinch

  • Disposable or cloth diapers for compresses, bandages, or padding for splints
  • Dish towels for bandages or slings
  • Umbrella, rolled magazine/newspaper to make splints


* Please Note: The information on this guide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified, licensed medical provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

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