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Take a minute to check your family’s first aid kit, and note any depleted items — then, add them to your shopping list.
Don’t have a first aid kit? Add that to the list or build a kit yourself. Just add the following items to your shopping list and assemble a first aid kit.
Have a car? We recommend creating a kit for each of them as well.
We recommend each first aid kit have:
--(20) adhesive bandages, various sizes
--(1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing
-- (1) conforming roller gauze bandage
--(2) triangular bandages
--(2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads
--(2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads
--(1) roll 3" cohesive bandage
--(2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer
--(6) antiseptic wipes
--(2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves
--Adhesive tape, 2" width
--Scissors (small, personal)
--CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
--First Aid Manual
--Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
-- Anti-diarrhea medication
--Antacid (for stomach upset)
--Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
--Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
--Prescription drugs, as recommended by your physician, and copies of the prescriptions in case they need to be replaced
For more information about first aid kits, visit www.redcross.org.