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Emergencies and First Aid A Well-Stocked First-Aid Kit
The Family Health Guide
Well-Stocked First-Aid Kit
A fishing tackle box
or a rectangular sealed plastic container makes an ideal first-aid
kit. It is wise to keep one in your home, car, boat, and camper.
Stock your first-aid kit with the following items.
roll of absorbent cotton
for allergic reactions
adult use only) and acetaminophen and ibuprofen (in child
and adult dosages)
1-inch wide adhesive
to treat cuts, scrapes, or puncture wounds
Bandages in various
Bar of soap
and thin adhesive strips to hold skin edges together
protection when performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
of ipecac to induce vomit
4-inch x 4-inch
to help remove a splinter
of sugar in a sealed plastic bag to use in case of low
blood sugar (see Diabetic Emergencies, p. 1206)
pieces of cloth to use as slings or to cut up as bandages