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For little emergencies at home, what should I have stashed at home?

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A well-stocked first aid kit could be a life saver in cases of emergencies. Enjoy a peace of mind by having an easily accessible first aid kit in various locations such as at home, in the car and at work. Here are a checklist with some suggested items that could comes in handy1,2

In case of an emergency, a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver, so you can deal with minor accidents and injuries at home.
  • 1 BETADINE® Dry Powder Spray
  • 1 antiseptic ointment for burns
    (i.e. BETADINE® ointment)
  • 1 antiseptic solution for cuts and abrasions
    (i.e. BETADINE® solution)
  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket)
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets
    (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissors
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • First aid instruction booklet
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Quick Tip

Try to separate everything into pouches to keep things organised in case of emergency. Also remember to check expiration dates and replace any used or out-of-date contents when necessary. Include any personal items such as medications and emergency phone numbers or other items your health-care provider may suggest. Keeping a list of everything in your first aid kit will make it easier for restocking1,2.