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WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR FIRST AID KIT?

Always have a first aid kit in your home (and a separate one in the car). Keep it out of reach of your children in a cool dry place. Check the contents regularly and restock as necessary.

Sterile gauze squares in various sizes to be used for cleaning wounds A box of adhesive dressing in various sizes Sterile dressing with bandages attached in various sizes Small and large rolled bandages, such as crepe or stretch bandages A roll of 2.5cm (1in) hypoallergenic adhesive tape A sterile eye pad with a bandage attached Two large, triangular bandages to make slings Safety pins, blunt-ended tweezers, blunt-ended scissors Disposable gloves Antiseptic cream Face shield to protect the first aider during resuscitation Calamine lotion Other useful items that you could include in your kit are: a digital thermometer; junior paracetamol or ibuprofen in syrup form; insect repellent; sting cream; antihistamine syrup; and a bottle of sunscreen with the highest possible protection factor.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 17, 2014
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