Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's preparedness month... day 14

It's preparedness month! And we’re celebrating with 30 days full of tips on our favorite topic… preparedness!! If you’ve missed out on any of them, click here to take a trip through the month of September and catch up!!

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Preparedness Tip #14
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
--Anti-bacterial ointment
--Cold pack
--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

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