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A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept within easy reach, is a must for every home. Having the right supplies ahead of time will help you handle an emergency at a moment’s notice. Keep a first-aid kit in your home and one in each car. Also be sure to bring a first-aid kit on family vacations.
You can buy a first aid kit at drugstores or a local Red Cross office, or make one of your own. If you make one, use containers that are roomy, sturdy, easy to carry, and simple to open. Plastic tackle boxes or containers for storing art supplies are ideal because they’re lightweight, have handles, and offer a lot of space and separate sections.
Put these in each of your first-aid kits:
Also keep a blanket stored with your kit.
After you’ve stocked your first-aid kits:
Teaching your child how to use 911 in an emergency could be one of the simplest – and most important – lessons you’ll ever share.
You can be a big help when someone is hurt or in danger. How? By dialing 911. Find out more in this article for kids.
In an emergency, health care professionals will have many questions about a patient’s medical history. It’s easy to compile this information now, and it could save critical minutes later.
In a medical emergency, kids can be heroes just by calling for help. Find out more in this article for kids.
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
Whether it’s a medical emergency or minor injury, we’ve got the first-aid info you need.
In an emergency, it’s hard to think clearly about your kids’ health information. Here’s what important medical information you should have handy, just in case.
Giving kids medicine safely can be complicated. Here’s how you can help treat your child’s illness while you prevent dangerous reactions.
CPR saves lives. Find out how it works.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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