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FROM: HEART RE: Healthy Mondays-First Aid Kits
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8/28/2012 10:20:33 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff


HEALTHY MONDAYS!

First-Aid Kits

From the Mayo Clinic

Most of us never think of keeping first aid supplies on hand until we are franticly searching for a band aid or Tylenol. A basic first aid kit is an important item to keep for unpredicted emergencies. You should try to keep at least one in your home and car. Premade first aid kits can be purchased at a drug store or you could make your own. A kit should contain the following:

Supplies

Medications

      Emergency Items

  • Adhesive tape
  • 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 pairs
  • Duct tape
  • Gauze pads and roller gauze in assorted sizes
  • Eye goggles
  • First-aid manual
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Plastic bags for the disposal of contaminated materials
  • Safety pins in assorted sizes
  • Tooth preservation kit consisting of salt solution and a sealable travel case
  • Scissors, tweezers and a needle
  • Soap or instant hand sanitizer
  • Sterile eyewash, such as a saline solution
  • Thermometer  
  • Triangular bandage
  • Turkey  baster or other bulb suction device for flushing out wounds

·          Activated charcoal (use only if instructed by your poison control center)

·          Aloe vera gel

·          Anti-diarrhea medication

·          Over-the-counter oral antihistamine (Benadryl, others)

·          Aspirin and non-aspirin pain relievers (never give aspirin to children)

·          Calamine lotion

·          Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream

·          Personal medications that don't need refrigeration

·          If prescribed by your doctor, drugs to treat an allergic attack, such as an auto-injector of epinephrine (EpiPen)

·          Syringe, medicine cup or spoon

 

·          Cell phone and recharger that uses the accessory plug in 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

·          Medical consent forms for each family member

·          Medical history forms for each family member

·          Small, waterproof flashlight and extra batteries

·          Candles and matches for cold climates

·          Sunscreen

·          Mylar emergency blanket

·          First-aid instruction manual

 



For more information or if you have any questions, contact

Fran Fayish at fayish@calu.edu or call x 5922.