What to include in a home first aid kit.
Home Safety: What To Include In A Residential First Aid Kit
Effective handling of a medical emergency requires preparing for it before it occurs.  Your home should have at least one first-aid kit.  It should have a list of emergency telephone numbers pasted inside the lid and should contain, at minimum, the following items:
Thermometer (Oral and, if required, rectal)
Rubbing Alcohol
Hydrogen Peroxide
Adhesive dressings
(Band-Aid type) of all sizes
One dozen individually wrapped sterile gauze pads (2'' x 2''; or 5.1cm x 5.1 cm)
Six individually wrapped sterile gauze pads (4'' x 4''; or 10 cm x 10 cm)
Six non-stick sterile pads (2'' x 4''; or 4.8 cm x 7.3 cm)
One roll 2'' (5 cm) gauze bandage
One roll 5'' (10 cm) gauze bandage
Elastic (Ace type) bandages
(2'' and 3''; or 5 cm and 7.5 cm)
One triangular bandage (1 sq. yd; or 1 sq. m), muslin, folded diagonally
Cloth bandage tape
Pair small scissors
Sanitary Gloves
Pair pointed tweezers
Aromatic spirits of ammonia
Bottle of calamine lotion
Box of baking soda
Ice Bag
Epsom salts
Syrup of ipecac
(induces vomiting)
Eye patches
You should also keep handy several old blankets and old clean pieces of sheeting stored in plastic bags to keep them clean and dust free.
Elastic bandages, cloth bandage tape, and sanitary
gloves should be a part of
every home first aid kit.
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