Updated: Sep 3
Being prepared entails having the necessary materials on hand in the event of an emergency or tragedy. Keep your supplies in a portable emergency preparedness kit that you may use at home or bring with you if you need to leave.
A well-stocked first aid pack is a must-have. To be ready for an emergency:
Keep a first-aid kit at your home and in your vehicle.
Carry a first-aid kit or know where you may get one.
Find out where the first aid kits are at your workplace.
First-aid kits come in a variety of designs and sizes. They might be available at your local pharmacy. You can also design your own. Some kits are tailored to hobbies such as hiking, camping, and boating.
All first aid kits for a household should have the following items:
Crepe roller bandages
For securing dressings or providing compression to stop bleeding or to limit swelling due to sprain
For measuring body temperature
For prevention of cross-infection and contamination
For securing dressing
For eye examination
Resuscitation face shield
Used together with triangular bandage
For cutting bandages, dressings, or gauze pads
Sterile eye pad
To act as a dressing for eye injuries
Sterile eye shield
To protect the eye
Sterile gauze pads
For cleaning/dressing / stopping bleeding and covering wounds
For covering superficial wounds
For making into a sling or acting as a pressure pad
For cleaning and use with gauze pads
Don't forget to check the expiry dates of the pills and goods in the first aid kit and replace them if they have passed. Learn how to use the items in the first aid kit and keep it in a convenient location.