From personal settings to professional offices, a well-stocked first aid kit is a handy thing to have.
Whether buying a kit or making your own, pass the first test of
readiness by keeping a first aid kit available in the appropriate nooks
and crannies of your life. You should have one in your car, at your
office, and in your home. Students should have handy a mini kit for
Stock the kit with emergencies in mind. At minimum, include adhesive
bandages, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes, a pair of latex gloves,
and a roller bandage along with adhesive cloth tape.
Students can get by with the minimum, which will help to address a
scrape or cut. Parents who are on-the-go should consider additional
components, like medicine, to round out their first aid kits. Include
antihistamines to treat allergies and swelling, pain and fever
medicines, anti-nausea medicine for motion sickness, or antacids for an
upset stomach. Add calamine lotion to save the day from an unfortunate
encounter with poison ivy, and hydrocortisone cream for other types of
skin issues. If you are heading out for especially robust activities
like hiking or boating, be sure to add lotions with aloe or soy to help
soothe any unfortunate sunburns, and stock up on thin, gel bandages that
flex with your feet but stay put over late-day blisters.
First aid kits are more than practical—they are personal, so think
about the special needs of your everyday life. Even at the office, it
quickly becomes apparent to the staff which employee houses a first aid
kit that includes ibuprofen or a spare stash of saline solution. You
will benefit from having these supplies for your personal needs, while
your friends will appreciate your preparedness when they have their own
run-ins with a bee sting or a random burn from the office coffee pot.
You can find out more information about first aid kits by calling Savon Medimart 1-855-545-6685.