First-Aid Kit basics at home First-Aid Kit basics at home

Accidents can happen at any moment, which is why having a first-aid kit ready for any minor emergency situation is so important. That way, you can handle the situation in a timely manner.

The Mayo Clinic shares a list of essentials you need to respond efficiently to an home emergencies:

●Materials: tweezers, scissors, disposable syringe, mouth covers or masks, latex gloves, thermometer, tongue depressor, needles and string.

●Medicines: alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antibacterial soap, saline solution, painkillers, antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, antacids, anti-diarrhea, laxatives, burn cream, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic solution and wipes, personal medications that don’t need to be refrigerated.

● Bandages: elastic bandages, cotton, gauze in various sizes, tape, eye patch, band-aids, finger splint.

● Other: hand sanitizer, first-aid manual, emergency phone numbers, flashlight.

Keep in mind

Your first-aid kit should be kept in a place that is easily accessible, but out of reach of small children. It is important to check each item regularly so you can replace supplies that have expired or run out.

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