Emergency Supplies for Home, Car and Office
The health care professionals who work in St. Luke's Emergency Services urge you to keep an all-purpose first-aid kit well stocked. Keeping such kits both at home and in the car is recommended, as well. You should also find out the location of a first aid kit in your office. Be ready for those minor mishaps that can occur anywhere, anytime, by keeping the following items in your all-purpose first-aid kit:
- 2 antibiotic ointment packs
- 2 extra-strength non-aspirin tablets
- 2 aspirin tablets
- 3 alcohol cleansing pads
- 3 antiseptic cleansing wipes (sting-free)
- 10 ¾ x 3 adhesive plastic bandages
- One 2 x 4 elbow-and-knew plastic bandage
- 5 3/8 x 1 ½ junior plastic bandages
- One large butterfly wound closure
- One knuckle fabric bandage
- One large fingertip fabric bandage
- One first-aid guide
- One medium safety pin
- One carrying case for all items
First aid kits are available from stores, or you can make your own kit, using the list above. Other kits are designed for special activities such as hiking, camping or boating. Also, include any personal items such as medications and emergency phone numbers, or other items that your physician may suggest. Check the kit regularly. Check expiration dates and replace any used or out of date contents.
Also, store your first aid kit in a secure place out of the reach of children. The contents of a first aid kit can be dangerous in the hands of young children.
When you need more than a first-aid kit, come to a St. Luke's Emergency Services facility. Find a Location that best fits your needs.