Archive for the ‘Auto First Aid Kits’ Category
Great suggestion on adding in the Ipecac for poisoning. I am a EMT. So you know I have more to add. Besides the basics you could also add more Ace bandages, for sprains, etc…; antibotic ointment and/or Antiseptic wipes will be used on just about everything; a birting kit; a blanket blood presure unit burn gel, draws the heat out; burn ontiment; butterfly stiches; calamine lotion; eye dropper; eye wash kit; flashlight face mask; insect/snake bite kit; cold packs; heat packs; magnifing lens; smelling salt; sponge sterile pads; stethescope; tourniquet; tounge depressor, and a tweezer.
Really I am more impressed just to see that people have a first aid kit in their homes and in their cars and then leave the more serious work to the professionals. That really is the ideal situation.
Below, is my well stocked first aid kit list and a copy of my first aid book. You should choose a large plastic bin or a large fishing box works great too. Please note that you should keep a list of emergency contacts in your first aid kit. Also, check any medications and smoke detectors for expiration dates.
Neosporin , Hydrogen Peroxide, Antiseptic Wipes, Alcohol Wipes, Soap, Tweezers, Fingernail Clipper, Small Scissors, Safety Pins, Sterile Gauze, Adhesive Tape, Bandages in several sizes, Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for Children, Benadryl, Instant Cold Packs, Thermometer, Plastic non-latex Cloves, Flashlight, Solar and a Fleece Blanket, and of course a First Aid Manual.
In additon, to the normal items in your first aid kit, make sure your first aid kit contains Ipecac syrup to treat poisoning and/or keep numbers of the Poison Control Center, and other such numbers you may need.
In addition, most people forget about burns and having some burn free spray or patches really helps.
It’s important to be prepared for any and all emergencies; always keep your first aid supplies intact and up to date. Make sure to replenish items as necessary and take note of expiration dates so you can immediately replace them. Every home and office needs a first aid kit, but it’s also a good idea to have one in your car.
Here are some basic first aid supplies:
- Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes for disinfection
- Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
- Adhesive bandages, sterile dressings and surgical tape
- Disposable gloves and scissors
- Eye wash solution and burn ointment
- Over the counter medicines such as pain relievers and anti-diarrhea medications