Wednesday, July 7, 2010

First-aid Kit

Each family should have a First-aid Kit in their home, car and 72 Hour Family Kit. Each 72 Hour Personal Kit (backpack) should have a small/Mini one. You should also have a First-aid Manuel and be familiar with First-aid techniques. Keep it with your First-aid Kit. It is also a good idea to have a Mini First-aid in your purchase and school packback.

You can purchase a good First-aid Kit online, in your local stores, discount centers like Costco and Sam's Club, Major Survivor Surplus Discount Warehouse, or you can put one together yourself.

You local American Red Cross and American Heart Association offer First-aid and CPR (Certification) classes for a fee.

Your First-aid Kit should include the following:

Consecrated Oil (small bottle for Priesthood Blessings)

Therapeutic Items:

Ibuprofen (200 mg)
Children's Ibuprofen (Motrin tablets and liquid)
Aspirin (325 mg)
Tylenol (325 or 500 mg)
Children's Tylenol (tablets and liquid)
Benadrly (25 mg)
Mineral Oil, Unscented
Metamucil (fiber)
Neosporin (Triple Antibiotic Ointement)
Betadine Solution
Antiseptic soap
Sunscreen (25-50)
Blistik (SPF 10)
Saline I.V. bag and tubing (may not be able to purchase this)
1% Hydrocortisone Ointment
Milk of Magnesia
Current Prescription Medications
Allergy medications
Ashma medications
Cold medications
Other medications you and your fmaily use

Injury Treatment Items:

Hydrogen Proxide
Bandaids (different types and sizes)
Elastic wrap (2 in.)
Sterile Gauze pads (different sizes)
Sterile Roll of Gauze
Roll of Adhesive Tape
Small Scissors
Finger Splints (tongue depressers for great)
Cotton Swabs
Alcohol Prep pads
Povidone Iodine Prep pads
Surgical Examination Gloves (a few pair)
Triangualr Bandage or scraf (36 in x 36 in x 51 in)
Instant Hot Packs
Instant Ice Packs
Sting Relief Pads (for insect bites, smashing up an aspirin with a small amount of water to make
a paste also works)
First-aid Manuel
Old Magazine (if you have room, makes a good splint for broken arms and legs)

Personal Information:

Each person should have a picture of themselves and the following information on a 3x5 card and place it in the kit and their 72 Hour Kit: Name, sex, date of birth, current medications, allergies, medical and surgical history, name of doctor and phone number, health insurance information.

Mini First-aid Ket in small plastic or film container:

1 alcohol swab pad
1 antiseptic towelette
2 Tylenol (age appropriate)
3 bandaids
2 safety pins
Waterproof matches
Needle with thread
Quarter in lid for phone call

Practice First-aid techniques yourself and with your family so when an emergency situation comes up you/they will know what to do. Family Home Evening is great time to do this.

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