Injuries can occur while cooking at any time. What would happen if you cut your finger while chopping vegetables or if you burnt yourself on the stove top? What would you do? What if your child slips and falls in the kitchen? Are you prepared to handle the minor injuries that happen every day? You should be able to handle these injuries calmly and efficiently. In order to do that, you must have the right supplies handy.
First aid kits should be made and placed in multiple areas or your home so you can reach it quickly when necessary. Of course you can buy first aid kits at the store but you can also put one together on your own. It’s simple. Get a plastic box and fill it with some of the following items:
- Alcohol wipes
- Antibiotic ointment
- Bandages in multiple sizes
- Calamine lotion
- Ice packs
- Gauze pads
- Latex-free gloves
- Pain relievers
- Scissors and tweezers
- And more..
Once you have made your first aid kid, you have to find the best and most convenient spot to store the kit. First aid kits should be kept in a childproof cabinet and somewhere it will be easy to find. A full-sized kit should be kept in the most central area of your home such as the kitchen. You should also place smaller kits in your car or pocketbook to be prepared while you’re on the go as well. Kits that are kept in your car may need additional items such as a blanket in case you become stuck in your car in colder weather.
It’s great to make a first kit, but it will do no good if you do not regularly check and replace what has been used or expired.
Make sure you keep a first aid kid in the home and have the proper first-aid safety training necessary to treat various injuries.