To help assist in an emergency, keep at least one first-aid kit in your home and one in your car. Keep your first aid kit and supplies in easy-to-retrieve locations that are out of the reach of young children.
Home First Aid Kit
Whether you purchase a first aid kit or you plan to assemble your own, the contents of an all purpose first aid kit for the home or holiday house should include:
Medications that may be handy to have at home in a first aid cupboard include:
Emergency items that should remain in a safe place at home in case of an emergency include:
Mobile First Aid Kit
A mobile first aid kit is ideal for use in vehicles should an accident or emergency occur. Whether you purchase a mobile first aid kit or assemble your own, it should easily be stowed in a glove box or under the seat in your car.
A mobile first aid kit should include:
Give your first aid kits a check-up
Check your first-aid kits regularly, at least every three months, to replace supplies, especially medicines that have expired.
First Aid Training
In an emergency it’s very important to know first aid during an accident or a medical emergency – you need to be ready to help.
First Aid courses give you the knowledge and confidence to be ready to take the right steps and provide first aid when an emergency occurs.
Check the yellow pages for details on first aid courses in your area.
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