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Building a First Aid Kit
Updated On: Feb 01, 2008
A tip from your Community Fire Protection District Paramedics:


Building a Home First Aid Kit

Accidents can happen to anyone almost anywhere. It is important that every home, and especially those with children, have a first aid kit on hand in case of accidental injuries.
"Appropriate members of the household should know where the kit is stored and how to use each item," said Greg Walker, MD, of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "The 'how to' part is critical-buy a first aid manual and read it thoroughly. The items in the kit will be of little use unless you know how to use them."
The American College of Emergency Physicians recommends including the following items in your Home First Aid Kit, all of which are available from your local pharmacy. For the kit itself, ACEP suggests choosing a container that is clean, roomy, durable, and easy to carry and simple to open-for instance, a tote bag. Medicines should be stored in their proper containers and properly marked with dosage and instructions on how and when to take them.
The kit should also include a list of the contents it contains. In addition, keep in the kit emergency phone numbers for the family physician and pediatrician, and the regional Poison Control Center. If 911 is not available, include phone numbers for emergency services such as the local police, fire department and ambulance service. Also, if family members have life-threatening allergies to food, medications or bee stings, include a list of allergies for each family member, as well as medications used by each person.
"Remember to store first aid kits in places that children can not reach, but that are easily accessible for adult family members," said Dr. Walker. "Also, check the kit regularly to replace missing items and make sure that the items haven't passed their expiration dates."
ACEP also recommends taking a first-aid class, learning CPR and always seeking immediate medical attention when you need it.

The American College of Emergency Physicians suggests that these items be in your Home First Aid Kit:

 ·                          Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin tablets   

                 Aspirin should not be used to relieve flu symptoms or be taken by children   

Cough Suppressant
                             Decongestant tablets
                            Oral medicine syringe (for children)
                            Bandages of assorted sizes
                            Bandage closures; safety pins
                            Triangular bandage
                            Elastic wraps
                            Gauze and adhesive tapes
                            Sharp scissors with rounded tips
                            Antiseptic wipes
                            Antibiotic ointment
                            Hydrogen peroxide
                            Disposable, instant-activating cold packs

After taking a CPR class we suggest you include a CPR barrier mask. A smaller version of the First Aid Kit should be in every vehicle.

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