Being properly prepared with first aid supplies will make it easier and less stressful to deal with an emergency. These supplies should include medicines, bandages, and other items described below.
Also, make sure the members of your family know how to respond safely and quickly if there is an emergency. Talk to your local Red Cross or American Heart Association about getting first aid and CPR training for your family.
It is helpful to have the following medicines readily available:
Other first aid supplies should include:
Store your first aid supplies in an area that is easy to get to in case of an emergency but is out of the reach of children. Try to always keep them in the same place so they are easy to find.
Check your supplies regularly. Replace any used items or items that are out of date.
For more information and training in first aid, contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross or visit their Web site at http://www.redcross.org.