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Most injuries and illnesses are not life threatening. However, knowing how to treat minor injuries and illnesses can prevent them from becoming worse. Additionally, the ability to treat or stabilize more serious emergencies until medical help arrives may save a life.
A well-stocked first aid kit for the home can prepare you for most unexpected situations. First aid kits can be purchased already stocked, or you can make your own. While supplies may differ from kit to kit, basic supplies that should be included in an emergency kit for the home include:
Keep all the items together in a hard case or waterproof pack. Remember to check your first aid kit regularly to re-stock items that have been used and to remove and replace out-of-date supplies.
Written by: Linda Hepler, RN
Published on: Jul 17, 2014
Medically reviewed on: Jul 17, 2014: [Ljava.lang.Object;@2c256657
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