Latex, or other sterile gloves
Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
Burn ointment to prevent infection.
Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant.
Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates.
Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.
Non-prescription drugs such as aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever, anti-diarrheal medication or antacid.
A simple emergency first aid kit can help you and your family deal with minor injuries. If you have these basic supplies you are better prepared to help your loved ones when they are hurt. Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a difference in an emergency.
You many want to consider taking a first aid class, but simply having the proper tools can help you stop bleeding, prevent infection and assist in decontamination.
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Information courtesy of Dept. of Homeland Security