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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First Aid Kits

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 their backpacks.

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.