Organize + Energize: Be Ready For Emergencies
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
We are starting to spend more time outdoors, whether we are doing yard work, exercising, or your children playing sports. Are you prepared if there is an accident, a bee sting, a scrape or fall? Do you have a first aid kit, and does everybody in your household know where it is located? Do you panic because you can find a band aid, but you can’t find the antiseptic spray, or bee sting relief pad?
Get prepared now and be ready for when that accident happens.
Now is a great time to get organized and create a first aid kit and keep one in each bathroom or a designated spot in the house. You may also want to keep one in the car just in case. Notify everybody in the household where to locate the kit if an accident were to happen.
You can store your first aid products in a see through or colorful container, a basket, zippered pouch, or whatever type of container will fit in the area you are storing the kit. Label if you must.
If you are confused as to what type of first aid products to purchase, I have provided a list of suggestions to include in your kit.
First-aid kit list
• Tweezers & magnifier for removing splinters
• Small scissors
• Disposable ice pack
• Alcohol wipes
• Insect sting relief wipes
• A box of all different sizes of band aids
• Gauze pads- 4x4 pads or a gauze roll
• Ace bandage
• If anybody is allergic to bees, keep a spare epi-pen in the kit
• First aid guide
• Anti-Inflammatory Medication
• Any trial size products that you find in your travels that you think you might benefit from if they were in your kit.
How to organize it all
Gather all the first aid items that you already store in your home. Check for any expired items.
While you are preparing your first aid kit, also prepare an area to keep sunscreens, SPF lip balm, bug spray and any other items you need to put on before you head outside. Again, keep these contained to one area and be sure everybody in the home is aware of where they are stored.
When an accident occurs, (and hopefully it doesn’t) you won't be stressed or frazzled looking for items, you will be organized and prepared. Happy Spring! Organize! Energize!
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