First Aid & Health Care
First aid kits are a must have not only for homes but also for offices, vehicles and school and colleges. First aid kits are essential so that you can treat injuries immediately. From minor to more serious injury a first aid kit will help in reducing the risk of infection or the expanding of the injury. It might help you and your family to go to a first aid class taught by the Red Cross to know how to use all the materials in a first aid kit. Another place to have a first aid kit is when you go out with family. You should always store a first aid kit in your vehicle so if anything happens when you are out, you can start handling the problem instantly. Every first aid kits have multiple items that will help treat cuts, scrapes, injuries like sprains, burns, and supplies for a range of problems that are common. You can either buy a ready-made first aid kit from the internet or prepare your own first aid kit using common items that are in every first aid kits. If you are making your own first aid kit, always keep it in a place which is easy to reach so that anyone can access the kit in the case of an emergency. Also, make sure the first aid kit is easy to open so when an injury occurs you don’t have to search for the kit and immediate first aid is done.
Every first aid kits should contain items like how to treat certain conditions and describe what every item in the first aid kit treats and how it is used to treat that problem. Always include a wrap which will be helpful in a sprain. If you take a first aid class you will feel at easecovering a sprain properly. Also, include gauze to protect open wounds. First aid kits are very important for every home no matter the age of who lives in the household. Injuries can happen anytime and anyplace. When you have a first aid kit in easy access of anywhere you are you will make certain the well-being of everybody. First aid can decreasetoxicities from open wounds and injuries. It can also reduce the brutality of an injury. You cannot stop your family from getting hurt but you can guardthem when they get injured with a first aid kit. Below is some item which should be in every first aid kit:
- Bandages – For minor cuts, burns, and scrapes.
- Butterfly Bandages – For holding two parts of the cuts together for better and quick healing.
- Individually wrapped gauze packages – To control bleeding and prevent infection.
- Fever Reducer – Aspirin or ibuprofen.
- Pain reliever – Aspirin, ibuprofen etc. can be used to treat a headache, joint pain or muscle pain.
- Stomach medicine – For indigestion or upset stomach.
- Cough syrup or tablet
- Eye drops