Emergency Preparedness Tip of the Week: First-Aid Supplies

It’s a good idea to have a well-stocked first aid kit in your home in case of accidents or injuries. Some items that you should consider including in your kit are:

  • Adhesive bandages in various sizes
  • Gauze pads and rolls
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • A thermometer
  • Disposable gloves
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Antiseptic wipes or solution
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • A cold pack
  • A manual on basic first aid techniques

You should also make sure that your kit is easily accessible and that everyone in your household knows where it is. It’s also a good idea to check the kit regularly to make sure that all of the items are in good condition and that nothing has expired. You should replace any used or expired items as soon as possible.