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There’s always great debate about what should go in a first-aid kit: doctors, nurses, and civilians all have different ideas about what is necessary. Today, we will find a happy medium between all these differing opinions. This is what belongs in your child’s first aid kit, whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a single working professional.
All for One and One for All
All the semantics aside, we are human beings with the same need for treatment whenever a medical emergency occurs. So, we need a standard that we can all aspire to have on standby for any job—whether it is something to treat at home or on the way to the hospital.
What many professionals agree on is that the standard first-aid kit should always have the following contents:
- Fever and pain meds
- Inflammation meds
- Constipation, diarrhea, and motion sickness meds
- Insect bite lotion
What We Should Have on Standby
The initial list given could use a serious renovation. Based on the standard of medicine and the opinion of the masses, all agree that any generic first aid kit should include much more for any instance where something may go wrong. Here is an updated version of additional items that may suit you better when stocking your home medical bag:
- Allergy meds
- Dressing materials, like gauze and plaster
- Antiseptic (isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide)
- Telfa pads
- Steri-strips for closing wounds
- Adhesive tape
- Cotton tip applicators
- Pen Light
- Pressure and drainage dressings (ABD pads)
- Sterile Saline
To Each Their Own
You must also keep in mind that every medical kit for first aid is tailored to the individual’s needs, and not every individual will have the same necessities. Because each person tailors their kit to their needs, we provided a standardized list before the individual tailoring. This is just a simple tool to help those curious about what the standards are required.
So, whether you are at home or on the move, everyone can have access to first aid if needed. Now you have the resources and knowledge to take you wherever you need to go with the confidence to save a life in an incident. Therefore, it is important to know what belongs in your child’s first aid kit so that you can help moving forward.