How to Stock a First Aid Kit

A well organised and well stocked first aid kit needs to be in every home, vehicle, and possibly at outdoor activity centres. Having the supplies together ahead of time will help contribute to being able to handle common injuries and minor emergencies. Everyone in the family should know where you store the first aid kit. You can buy first aid kits already stocked with most items your need for minor accidents and emergencies, you can also create your own first aid kit. Use a container for your first aid kit that is durable, easy to open and lightweight, such as a light weight tackle box or an art supplies box with a handle. A first aid manual and your list of emergency phone numbers should be included in your first aid kit. The family emergency phone numbers needed are home, parents’ work, and cell phones. Then you also need to have a person to contact in case of an emergency and all their phone numbers and what relation they are to you. Be sure to add any family medical conditions that anyone in your family might have. The other emergency phone numbers you need to have are emergency services other than 999, Poison Control Center, your GP surgery and possibly your pharmacist. You should also have the phone number of NHS direct, which is: 0845 4647. Among the basic...

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