First Aid

In any emergency, you or a family member may be cut, burned, or suffer other injuries. Keep the following basic first-aid supplies so you are prepared to help when someone is hurt:

  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
  • At least 2 pairs of disposable gloves
  • Burn ointment
  • Cleansing agent / soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
  • Over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin or other pain relievers as well as, laxative and anti-diarrhea medication
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose monitoring equipment or blood pressure monitors
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, or asthma inhaler
  • Scissors
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding