When it hurts, you want the tools to fix it. From gauze to ointment to bandages, here are the items you don’t want to miss.
Having basic first aid essentials in your home and your car can really make a difference. In any emergency situation, you’re able to offer medical aid and solutions before the professionals arrive, if needed.
There are many choices out there. You can buy ready-made first aid kits in many drug stores. If you’d prefer to build your own, the American Red Cross and the Mayo Clinic both have lists on their websites of what to include.
What are some must-haves? General medical supplies, and emergency items such as those listed below count. The Mayo Clinic points out that it’s also a good idea to include a note with emergency phone numbers, contact information for your family doctor and pediatrician, local emergency numbers, emergency road service providers, and the poison help line, which in the U.S is 800-222-1222, in any kit.
A summary of your family’s medical history and medical consent forms can also come in handy, especially if you’re traveling.
The following isn’t a complete list for a first aid. For a comprehensive list, click here.
Here are 12 top items you’ll want in every first aid kit:
It’s essential to have something to stick everything together!
Load up on these, and you’ll always have enough.
You won’t need this often, but you’ll be glad you have it, if and when you do.
5) Cotton Balls
Cleaning wound was never easier.
6) Duct Tape
If you need to do a lot of taping, or create a make-shift sling, having this stuff on hand can do wonders.
Even more important than the bandages.
8) Safety Pins
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