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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Preparing First Aid Kit for the Car

 At times if you are like me you may feel as if you live in the car. The amount of hours that we can put in a day are outstanding. Having things that you want must also includes items you need. A first aid kit with essential items should be included in that list as well. Getting a bump, bruise, bite or other simple injury often can happen when traveling in the car. The only thing is that there is not a lot of space inside of the car and a first aid kit that is kept in your car should have all you need but does not need to take up space. Perhaps what you should first consider is what type of first aid kit will you need. 

When purchasing or preparing a first aid kit for your car the first thing to take not of is what will it be kept in. A box will work better here as it can keep the kit more organized. A bag will be easy to squash and loose items out of. A clear box like those made in the storage bin container aisle at the store would work great so you can see what is in the box. In addition,  a container with handles and divided departments is something to consider as well. 

So what should go in the box?? 

First a few things that most may not think of. The name of the family doctors, pediatricians, EMS, tow professionals, Medical Consent Forms for each member of the family as well as medical history forms for each member of the family. Forms such as this will save time when in an emergency there may not be a lot of time 

  • Adhesive Band-Aids for covering cuts
  • Gauze pads for treating wounds
  • Safety pins for closing bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic and hydrocortisone cream for skin inflammation and rashes
  • Antihistamine for allergic reactions
  • Antiseptic wipes to sanitize your hands
  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or other pain relieving medication
  • Aloe Vera to treat mild burns
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect bite relief pads
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Vaseline
  • A digital thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Curved scissors—the medical kind that doesn’t have a pointy edge, and is used for cutting clothing away from an injury
  • A needle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Saline solution for eye washing or cleaning wounds
If you have babies or young members of the family you should include the needed medication for their age as well. 

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