A well-stocked first aid kit is a good thing to have around — you never know when an accident will occur at work, at home, or even in the car. Follow this checklist and you should have everything you need for any minor emergency.
scissors and tweezers
adhesive tape — to hold gauze and bandages in place
safety pins — to hold gauze and bandages in place
sterile gauze pads and adhesive bandages
rolls of gauze and ace bandages for wrapping
thermometer — preferably digital rather than mercury for safety
cotton swabs and cotton balls
chemical ice packs or plastic bags to hold ice
911 — ambulance, fire, police
local police non-emergency number — to report vandalism, minor car accidents, etc.
poison control center
doctor, dentist, pharmacy, and pediatrician
local hospital, “doc-in-a-box”, or emergency clinic
each family member’s phone numbers — work, home, cell, etc.
veterinarian and after-hours pet emergency
basic painkillers — aspirin, acetaminophen, etc.
antihistamine tablets — Benadryl, etc.
saline eye drops
antiseptic ointment or wipes
peroxide or rubbing alcohol
anti-diahhreal pills — Immodium, etc.
anti-inflammatory pills — ibuprofen, etc.Click here for reuse options!
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