Also in connection with the London Bombings. I strongly suggest that we all have first aid kits in our homes for personal use. I know that I don't have one...and I am often hard pressed to find a bandaid, let alone some serious stuff if someone hurts themselves.
With Due Credit to Tenzicut at Down To The Roots and Organic Gardening and Homesteading Yahoo Group.... Here is what you should have in your first aid kit.
Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first
aid kit should include:
Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes (Bandaide or the cut to
2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6) (Telfa)
4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6) (Telfa)
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape (Porus Tape 1" & 1/2")
Triangular bandages (3)
2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls) (Kling)
3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls) (Kling)
Scissors (Good ones, don't skimp)
Tweezers (get good ones.. dont skimp)
Needle (I like 22 and 25 gauge syringe needles to take slivers out,
they are less painful, do a better job and are sterile)
Moistened towelettes (Snag some from KFC?)
Antiseptic (polysporin as well?)
2 Thermometers in cases (If you live where it is very cold,
sometimes digital ones don't always work)
Tube of KY or other lubricant
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Cleansing agent/soap (Hibitane)
Latex gloves (at least 2 pair) in small, medium and large (keep in a
ziplock baggie and labeled)
Sunscreen (may I recommend Nature's Gate brand?)
CPR Face mask.. contact a local EMT?
Antacid (for stomach upset)
Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison
Antihystamine such as Benedril
A stash of any prescription medications anyone in your family uses
Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
I am going to go get mine this weekend.
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