Wednesday, July 18, 2007

how aid first???

First Aid Kits help in any emergency. If some one is injured, cut, burned , emergency first aid kits come in handy. Few injuries do not require immediate medical attention. Knowing how to treat minor injuries using a first aid kit can make a difference in an emergency.
Things you should have in a first aid kit:Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves (in case you are allergic to Latex).
Burn ointments to prevent infection.
Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
Cleansing agent / soaps and anti-biotic towelettes to disinfect.
Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. Adhesive bandages in different sizes.
Eye wash solution as general decontaminant. Thermometer
Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically check medicines to account for expiration dates. Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.
Non-prescription drugs for your first aid emergency kits: Anti-diarrhea medications, tablets
Potassium Iodide
Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever Antacid (for upset stomach)