FIRST AID KIT
A Well-stocked first-aid kit. kept in the easy reach,is a necessity in every home.Having supplies gathered ahead of time will hellp you handle an emergency at a moment's notice. you should keep one first aid-kit in your home and one in each car. Be sure to bring first-aid kit on family vacations.
Choose containers for your kits that are roomy,durable,easy to carry,and simple to open. Plastic boxes or containers are ideal,since they are lightweight,have handles, and offer a lotof space.
Include the folloing in each of your first-aid kits:
adhesive bandages in several sizes
antiseptic solution like savlon
acetaminophen or paracetamol
disposable instant cold packs
alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol
plastic gloves (at least 2 pairs)
flashlight and extra batteries
mouthpiece for administering CPR (can be obtained from your local Red Cross)
your list of emergency phone numbers
blanket (stored nearby)
After you have stocked your first-aid kits:
Read the entire first-aid manual so you'll understand how to use the contents of your kits.
(If your children are old enough to understand, review with them as well.)
Store first-aid kits in places that are out of children's reach but easily accessible for adults.
Check the kits regularly. Replace missing items or those that may have become outdated.
Last updated on 01-06-2005