It is never possible to be too prepared. Take the time to prepare
a simple first aid kit that will always be at hand. Have one at home, work,
and in each vehicle.
|Injury & Illness
pain, swelling, redness.
clean with wound wipe. Cover with bandage to absorb fluids and protect.
and pain on impact. Discoloration of area. Swelling.
instant ice compress over area per indicated directions. Elevate limb.
If pain persists, call doctor.
mild swelling, pain, possible blistering.
with burn cream. Depending upon size of area, cover with bandage or
large nonstick pad to protect. Secure with tape if necessary. For
serious burns, contact doctor immediately.
|Cuts & Scrapes, Bites or Minor Punctures
to skin with bleeding and pain.
bleeding with direct pressure. Clean with wound wipe, hydrogen peroxide
or soap & water using sterile gauze pad. Apply antibiotic ointment.
Cover wound. For deep punctures, call doctor. If animal bite, notify
animal control to check for rabies and call doctor.
with sterile bandage to absorb fluids and protect wound.
with nonstick pad to absorb fluids and protect wound. Secure with
tape. For joints and hard to bandage areas, secure with stretch gauze & tape.
temperature above 98.6° F.
temperature. If above 98.6° F, take fever reducer per label instructions.
Note special directions and restrictions for children. Increase fluid
Bites & Stings
itching, swelling, redness. If allergic, difficulty breathing and
is a stinger, try to remove with tweezers. Don't squeeze. Clean with
wound wipe or wash with soap & water using sterile gauze pad.
Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with bandage. Get help immediately
redness, swelling. Splinter visible.
area with wound wipe or soap & water using sterile gauze pad.
Try to remove splinter with sterilized tweezers. If splinter breaks
or is deeply lodged, soak in warm water until skin softens, then try
to remove. Cover with bandage for protection. Call doctor if pain
persists or site becomes infected.