Do you keep a first aid kit handy at home?

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Do you keep a first aid kit handy at home? If so, what's in it and where do you keep it?

Being prepared for an emergency is something no one wants to think about or think that want happen to me, but the truth of the matter is, bad things happen to all of us at one time or another. Be prepared with a fully stocked, ready to use first aid kit and let everyone know where it is stored. Perhaps you should also keep one in your car. I keep one here in my home here in Waxhaw. NC under the bathroom sink and one in my car. 


As a basic minimum the first aid kit should contain the following:

  •   CCleansing wipes – used to clean wounds but also to clean hands when water is not available.
  •   Adhesive tape – to secure bandages.
  •   Gauze pads – for dressings and for cleaning around wounds.
  •   Scissors and Tweezers – blunt-edged.
  •   Blanket – helps to protect against shock or to keep a casualty warm.
  •   Torch – in case the electricity goes or it is dark outside.
  •   Whistle – to attract attention if an emergency happens outdoors.
  •   Cotton wool – not to be placed directly over an open wound but as an absorbent layer over the dressing.
  •   Adhesive dressings in a variety of sizes – there should be a mixture of waterproof and hypoallergenic plasters. These are generally used for small cuts and grazes.
  •   Sterile dressings – various sizes of a dressing pad attached to a roller bandage. These must be kept in protective wrapping to ensure the contents remain sterile. These may have a best before the date so should be checked on a regular basis. The packaging should also be examined for damage and if damaged should be replaced.
  •   Sterile eye pads – some firms are required by law to also carry eyewashes.
  •   Roller bandages – these are designed not for dressings but to give support to injured joints, secure dressings, or to limit swelling. They can be elasticized or crepe.
  •   Triangular bandages – these can be sterile or non-sterile. The sterile ones will come in individual packaging and can be used on open wounds or burns. The non-sterile ones are commonly used as slings.


Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and stay safe.


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Comments (4)

David Lee Morton
David Morton Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru

Thanks fo reading my blog.

Nov 14, 2020 07:03 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Great list David Lee Morton and yes, I do and also one in the car along with reflective traffic cones, flashlight and extra batteries. Jeff

Nov 14, 2020 08:23 AM
David Lee Morton

I guess I need to step it up with the traffic cones. :-)

Nov 14, 2020 07:36 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Nov 15, 2020 12:57 AM
David Lee Morton
David Morton Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru


Nov 16, 2020 12:23 PM