First aid

Updated 19 November 2014

What a first aid kit should contain

In case of emergency, a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver. Keep one in your home, in your car, and even at work.

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In case of emergency, a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver. Keep one in your home, in your car, and even at work. And keep one handy if you are hiking, biking, camping or boating.


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The Red Cross suggests a first aid kit contain: antiseptic ointment, blanket, cold pack, disposable gloves, assorted band-aids, adhesive tape, gauze pads, roller gauze, triangular bandage, hand cleaner, plastic bags, scissors, tweezers, a small flashlight and extra batteries, and activated charcoal (for the treatment of certain kinds of poisoning).

Read more: Dealing with an emergency

 

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