Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Family Emergency Medical Kit/Bag

Place all items together in a large sport bag, 
                                       large backpack or large plastic bin . . .

1) Band-Aids (many assorted sizes
2) Antiseptic/alcohol wipes 
3) Hand sanitizer (2)
4) Topical antibiotic ointment 
5) Hydrogen peroxide 
6) Petroleum jelly
7) Sunscreen 
8) Thermometer (for adult and infant/child)
9) Sterile gauze pad (various sizes) 
10) Adhesive bandage tape, hypoallergenic, 1 inch 
11) Triangular bandages (3) (made your own from left over fabric, hem, 36x36) 
12) Bandage scissors (EMT scissors) 
13) Maxi sanitary pads (5+) (for major wounds)
14) Irrigation syringe 
15) Eye wash solution 
16) Ace Bandages—2”, 3” and 4” (2 each size) 
17) Two tweezers (one regular size, one small) 
18) Needle (consider including sture material and set—I got this from emergencyessentials.com) 
19) Scalpel with extra blades 
20) Pepito-Bismol ( check with your doctor for children's dosage and write on the bottle) 
21) Antacids 
22) Pain relievers (non-aspirin type, acetaminophen, ibuprofen for both adults and children) 
23) Stool softeners 
24) Anti-fungal ointment/crean 
25) Visine eye drops 
26) Cough and cold medications (for adults and children) 
27) Contact lens wearers—extra pair, solution 
28) Dihendyramine (Benadryl) (this an antihistamine used for hives, allergic rhinitis, etc) Check with your doctor for children's dosage 
29) Epi Pen for sever allergic reactions (insects, food) (requires a prescription) 
30) Ophthalmic antibiotic (requires a prescription) 
31) Lighter or matches (to sterilize items like needles if you have no gas burner) 
32) Alcohol 
33) Any prescription medications family members take (high blood pressure, insulin, extra needles, etc) 
34) Old magazines or paint sticks from paint store (2-3) (make good splints for broken arms & legs) 
35) Instant ice packs (3-4) 
36) Instant hot packs 3-4) 
37) Burn kit (emergencyessenitals.com has good one for a reasonable price) 
38) Aspirin (smash, dissolve in a little water, put on inspect bites, takes out the sting) 
39) Potassium Iodine Tablets (found on emergencyessentials.com) (if radiation fallout and advised to take, do not take unless advised)

Note: You may want to purchase several of some items depending on the size of your
family. Example: Alcohol.

Most items can be found at the 99 Cent Store, the Dollar Tree, CVS, Rite-aid, Walgreens, Target, WalMart, drug stores and emergencyessentials.com

On medications—if you purchase at discount stores watch the expiration dates. They need to last at least 1-2 years. Replace as needed.

Note: Do not buy all at once or go into debt for this. Buy gradually.

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