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I am not shure if any one has posted a list of stuff that is needed in a first aid kit........Ed

First-aid kits: Stock supplies that can save lives

Basic supplies
  • Adhesive tape
  • Aluminum finger splints
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic solution or towelettes
  • Bandages, including a roll of elastic wrap (Ace, Coban, others) and bandage strips (Band-Aid, Curad, others) in assorted sizes
  • Instant cold packs
  • Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
  • Disposable latex or synthetic gloves, at least two pair
  • Gauze pads and roller gauze in assorted sizes
  • Eye goggles
  • First-aid manual
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Plastic bags for the disposal of contaminated materials
  • Safety pins in assorted sizes
  • Save-A-Tooth storage device containing salt solution and a travel case
  • Scissors, tweezers and a needle
  • Soap or instant hand sanitizer
  • Sterile eyewash, such as a saline solution
  • Thermometer
  • Triangular bandage
  • Turkey baster or other bulb suction device for flushing out wounds

Medications
  • Activated charcoal (use only if instructed by Poison Control Center)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Over-the-counter oral antihistamine (Benadryl, others)
  • Aspirin and nonaspirin pain relievers (never give aspirin to children)
  • Calamine lotion
  • Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream
  • Personal medications
  • If prescribed by your doctor, drugs to treat an allergic attack, such as an auto-injector of epinephrine (EpiPen)
  • Syringe, medicine cup or spoon
Emergency items
  • Cell phone and recharger that utilizes the accessory plug in your car dash
  • Emergency phone numbers, including contact information for your family doctor and pediatrician, local emergency services, emergency road service providers and the regional Poison Control Center
  • Small, waterproof flashlight and extra batteries
  • Candles and matches for cold climates
  • Sunscreen
  • Mylar emergency blanket
Give your kit a checkup
Check your first-aid kits regularly, at least every three months, to be sure the flashlight batteries work and to replace supplies that may have expired.

In addition, take a first-aid course to prepare for a possible medical emergency. Be sure the course covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Renew your CPR certification at least every two years.
 

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Your tackle box is bigger than mine. :)

Why do you like aluminum finger splints over the wooden popsicle-stick types?
 

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Your tackle box is bigger than mine. :)

Why do you like aluminum finger splints over the wooden popsicle-stick types?
You have the ability to mold the splint better than with sticks. Although sticks will work if you need them.
 

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Hm... might have to look for those...

Activated charcoal? I guess that's a new poison-control technique... never heard of that one before... Is it used to induce vomiting (if appropriate for the type of poison involved)?

Do they have medicinal-grade stuff at the drugstore?
 

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I need to take it off the list, Activated charcoal is nasty stuff that you give to people that are awake and able to swallow it, and took a overdose of medication. This stuff is nasty........ and makes a big mess, but works by "sucking up the meds" that they took" You can buy most of the stuff at a drug store.
 

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Ya know what I just noticed - I added a pair of diagonal wire cutters to my first-aid kit -- that had probably better go on one of your lists or another, ya think? (Hooray, I did something right...)
 
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