Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What's Your Threat: Medical Emergencies at Home - PreparednessMama

What's Your Threat: Medical Emergencies at Home - PreparednessMama: Basic Supplies

Adhesive tape
Aluminum finger splints
Antibiotic ointment
Antiseptic solution or towelettes
Bandages, including a roll of elastic wrap (Ace, Coban, others) and bandage strips (Band-Aid, Curad, others) in assorted sizes
Instant cold packs
Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
Disposable latex or synthetic gloves, at least two pair
Gauze pads and roller gauze in assorted sizes
Eye goggles
Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Plastic bags for the disposal of contaminated materials
Safety pins in assorted sizes
Save-A-Tooth storage device containing salt solution and a travel case
Scissors, tweezers and a needle
Soap or instant hand sanitizer
Sterile eyewash, such as a saline solution
Triangular bandage
Turkey baster or other bulb suction device for flushing out wounds


Activated charcoal, follow poison control recommendations and use only if instructed
Anti-diarrhea medication
Over-the-counter oral antihistamine (Benadryl, others)
Aspirin and nonaspirin pain relievers (never give aspirin to children)
Calamine lotion
Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream
Personal medications
If prescribed by your doctor, drugs to treat an allergic attack, such as an auto-injector of epinephrine (EpiPen)
Syringe, medicine cup or spoon

Emergency items

Cell phone and solar charger or a charger accessory that plugs into your car dash
Emergency phone numbers, including contact information for your family doctor and pediatrician, local emergency services, emergency road service providers and the regional Poison Control Center
Small, waterproof flashlight and extra batteries
Candles and matches for cold climates
FRS and/or Ham Radio for communications. This is the radio recommended to me (BaoFeng UV-5RE Plus) ,when I took the test. It is a durable starter radio for under $50.
Mylar emergency blanket

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