Regardless of how careful you and your child are, injuries are bound to occur now and then. When they do, it is good to be prepared with a well-stocked first-aid kit.
It is important to check your kit regularly to restock items that have been used and replace items that are out-of-date.
The contents of your kit will vary depending on the number of people in your family and the way you intend to use it. Suggested contents of a first-aid kit include the following:
You can also use the following everyday items in the event of an emergency:
In addition, it is helpful to carry the following items in your car:
If your child or other family member has special medical needs, be sure to carry extra medical supplies when you go on an outing or trip. Some of these items might include the following:
Be sure any member of your family who has special needs wears a Medic Alert® bracelet or necklace at all times. Applications are available in most pharmacies.
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It is important to remember the health information found on this website is for reference only not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.
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