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First Aid Kit

First aid is the provision of initial care for an accidental injury. It is usually performed by a non-expert person who is present at site  to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. Minor injuries may not require further medical care after first aid . It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques .

First aid kit should have the following.

  1. sterile gauze
  2. adhesive  tape & bandages in several shapes and  sizes              first-aid-kit
  3. elastic bandage
  4. antiseptic wipes
  5. antibacterial soap
  6. antibiotic cream (triple-antibiotic ointment)
  7. antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
  8. hydrocortisone cream (1%)
  9. acetaminophen and ibuprofen
  10. extra prescription medications (if the family is going on vacation or while travelling)
  11. sharp scissors and tweezers
  12. safety pins
  13. disposable instant cold packs
  14. calamine lotion
  15. alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol
  16. thermometer
  17. plastic gloves (at least 2 pairs)
  18. flashlight and extra batteries
  19. mouthpiece for administering CPR (can be obtained from your local Red Cross)
  20. your list of emergency phone numbers ( numbers for instant call to ambulance too)
  21. paracetamol
  22. First Aid manual


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