Um, I Don’t Have a First Aid Kit…
Yes, unfortunately it is true. I don’t have a real first aid kit and with three little bears who are always into some sort of mischief, we really do need one. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a completely neglectful parent – I do have bandaids in one drawer and creams in another and bandages in another – but I don’t have everything easily accessible and in the one place.
Luckily for me, Danielle from First Aid Management offered to write a guest post about how to put together a first aid kit for the family – hopefully her tips prove to be as useful for you as they have been for me!
Although it’s the centre of our lives and the place the we relax and do as we please, the home can also be the most chaotic place, even if it’s very enjoyable. Sometimes it gets difficult to manage all of the things that we are expected to do and all of the demands that are made of us.
Life will never be predictable or easily managed, no matter how much we would like it to be, things just don’t go that way. We can’t change or control many of the elements and forces that determine the direction of our lives.
The best we can do is be prepared.
Having a first aid kit handy in your home or workplace is one of the ways you can prepare yourself for the unexpected and potentially difficult situations that may be in store for you. First aid kits are all too often things that you never think of needing until it’s too late. A box of bandaids and a set of tweezers in the bathroom drawer is fine, but it isn’t enough.
You can buy first aid kits and even undertake first aid training courses from companies like First Aid Management. If you happen to have special needs or medical conditions in your family, you may need extra items in your first aid kit, or specialised items.
The first step is getting the basics; things like gauze, sterile wipes, bandages, triangular bandages, eye pads, dressings, gauze, plastic gloves and forceps. Other essentials and things to include will depend on who and where the first aid kit is intended for. It is also a good idea to put your family’s medical history into the kit, and a pen and paper. Remember to update it regularly.
I don’t know about you but this reminder has spurred me to action – guess what I’ll be doing this weekend?
Thanks Danielle for sharing this information!
Do you have a first aid kit? What tips do you have for putting one together?
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