Be Prepared: Home First Aid Kit Essentials

First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit
Protect yourself and your family from injury by understanding how to prevent accidents in your home and be prepared by creating a home first aid kit. Creating a home first aid kit is very important and easy. You can either make the items in the kit, or find them at any pharmacy and most supermarkets. (The text in this photo gallery originally appeared on HealthiNation.com and was last reviewed on 1/6/11. For the full article, visit http://www.healthination.com/topic-center/index.php?t=first_aid_home.) (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
Emergency Numbers List
Emergency Numbers List
These should include your doctor, local ambulance, fire department and poison control center. It’s also a good idea to have numbers for your pharmacy, and a person who will act as your emergency contact. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen & Aspirin Tablets
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen & Aspirin Tablets
These are used for fevers, aches and pains. In some cases, aspirin should be taken during a heart attack. Talk to your doctor about whether this is something you need to think about. One important point-aspirin should not be given to children with flu symptoms, as they can develop Reye’s Syndrome, a potentially fatal disease. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Cough Suppressant
Cough Suppressant
Keep cough suppressants around for unexpected coughs, and colds. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Antihistamines & Decongestants
Antihistamines & Decongestants
These agents are useful for treating symptoms of allergies, especially stuffy noses. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Thermometer
Thermometer
Keep this to check for fever. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Oral Medicine Syringes
Oral Medicine Syringes
These are used to give children oral medications, like cough syrup or antibiotics. You can also use these to flush and clean cuts and wounds. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Emergency Eye Wash Solution
Emergency Eye Wash Solution
Use this solution to wash out debris, or chemicals from the eyes. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Bandages
Bandages
Have on hand bandages of different sizes and shapes for cuts and scrapes. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Elastic Wraps
Elastic Wraps
You’ll need these for sprains from a twisted ankle or wrist. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Gauze & Adhesive Tapes
Gauze & Adhesive Tapes
Use these to dress larger cuts when other bandages won’t do. Gauze also acts as a good compress to help stop a bleeding cut. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Sharp Scissors With Rounded Tips
Sharp Scissors With Rounded Tips
These will help you remove bandages, or clothing from the skin without cutting or damaging the skin even further. Hydrogen Peroxide and Antiseptic Wipes. These are both good for cleaning scrapes and cuts. Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Instant-Activating Cold Packs
Instant-Activating Cold Packs
For sprains, bumps and bruises. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Tweezers
Tweezers
Use these to pull splinters or clean cuts and scrapes. Be sure to keep your emergency first aid kit away from children since it contains sharp objects and medications. (photo credit: Thinkstock)
Categories: Health Healthwatch

Latest Galleries

2016 Tony Award Nominees
BIG Day of Giving kick-off at Cesar Chavez Plaza Nonprofits gathered at Cesar Chavez Plaza on BIG Day of Giving kick-off with a 24 hour online giving challenge to support local nonprofits on May 3rd.
N Factor Awards Ceremony in NatomasOn April 30th, 2016 the N Factor awards ceremony come together to acknowledge and recognize the efforts of Natomas residents and business people who selflessly share their talents for the betterment to the community. Below are the categories Distinguished Community Business Partner Distinguished Community Service Outstanding Teen Service (Service by an individual teenager or teen service organization) Outstanding Service To Youth (Educator, Faith Leader, Coach, or Group) Couldn?t Have Done It Without You (An all-encompassing award category)
California Republican Party Convention
THE COUNCIL Pitch First Fundraiser for NonprofitsThe Council – A local all male organization aiming to help local charities on a quarterly basis was on April 26th at House Kitchen and Bar,downtown Sacramento. The concept: The Council is comprised of 100 men who agree to each donate $100 at four gatherings a year. At each gathering, the men will hear pitches from three local non-profits. At the end of the pitches, the men will vote by silent ballot for whichever non-profit they felt gave the best presentation. Whichever non-profit receives the most votes will walk away with $10,000 for its organization. Checks will be made out by each individual on-site and will be given directly to the charity. Each $100 donation is tax deductible. Founding members; Dave Harmon, Patrick Harbison, Greg Wellman, David Sobon, Cory Harris, Tim Harris and Shelby Elias Networking: The Council is envisioned to be a wonderful opportunity from men across various professional sectors to network and mingle. The goal is to provide long-term value to deserving causes - but also to have fun and create a socially and professionally viable atmosphere as well.
Weave Fundraiser WALK A MILE IN HER SHOESOn April 23, 944 men took to the streets in high heels and literally "walked a mile in her shoes" to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their efforts raised more than $312,000 to support WEAVE's 24/7 crisis intervention services for survivors in our community with 100% of the funds raises used for local services. WEAVE's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is the largest men's walk against gender based violence in the world. Photos by Tia Gemmell www.phototia.com The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is fun opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects, and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women.This year will mark the 6th Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. This annual fundraiser has changed how our entire region works collectively to build a community that does not tolerate domestic violence and sexual assault. It has raised more funds to ensure survivors have the resources they need to be safe and thrive.
Make-A-Wish Wine and Food Fest
Photos: Pet-A-Palooza 2016

More From CBS Sacramento

The Taz Show
LIVE: Monday through Friday from 6am – 6pm ET

Listen Live