You should make sure that you and your family are prepared to treat common symptoms, injuries, and emergencies. By planning ahead, you can create a well-stocked home first aid kit. Keep all of your supplies in one location so you know exactly where they are when you need them.
The following items are basic supplies. You can get most of them at a pharmacy or supermarket.
Bandages and dressings:
Home health equipment:
Medicine for cuts and injuries:
Be sure to check your kit regularly, and replace any supplies that are getting low or which have expired.
See also: Home pharmacy
Morton PM. Wilderness survival. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004; 22(2): 475-509, ix-x.
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