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First aid kit
You should make sure that you and your family are prepared to treat common symptoms, injuries, and emergencies. By planning ahead, you can create a well-stocked home first aid kit. Keep all of your supplies in one location so you know exactly where they are when you need them.
The following items are basic supplies. You can get most of them at a pharmacy or supermarket.
Bandages and dressings:
Home health equipment:
Medicine for cuts and injuries:
Be sure to check your kit regularly, and replace any supplies that are getting low or which have expired.
See also home pharmacy .
Update Date: 9/12/2003A.D.A.M. editorial. Previously reviewed by Todd Severson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (5/2/2002).
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT