Life is an exciting journey where unexpected and unpredictable events can happen at any time. Accidents and emergency situations can occur even in the comforts of your home. When such a situation rises, you should be ready to handle it. For that, you will need a first aid kit for sure.
A First aid kit is a simple yet, powerful box which is absolutely essential for every house. There is no wonder why thousands of persons find a personal first aid kit useful.
This article will help you make your own first aid kit. You can keep it in your home or office. You may even keep one in the glove box of your car.
Why do you need a first aid kit?
Accidents and injuries can happen anywhere and you are no exception! Small children and toddlers in your house are the ones who become friends with band aids and plasters. It wouldn’t be a surprise if your mother keeps an “injury prone area” board in front of the kitchen door!
Accidents and unexpected emergency situations can happen even at your work place. Anticipating an emergency situation is the first step in managing it.
What will you do when such a situation rises?
Let us assume that you are aware of the basic first aid procedures. Will you try to provide the first aid if you think the situation is manageable at
home? Or will you rush the needy to the nearby hospital? If you’re planning to do the former, where will you look for the first aid supplies?
There will be strips and bottles of medicines, band aids and plasters safely stacked away in various cupboards which you don’t remember. You know, you have it, but can’t find it! Wouldn’t it be better to keep them all packed in one single place or a box for easy and quick access? If you are thinking right, you must have understood the need for a first aid kit in your home.
We get many patients at the hospital who consult us for minor cuts and abrasions. Most of them overlook the need of a first aid kit at home. Do you want to know what they do? They wrap a piece of cloth around the wound and tie a big knot to secure it before rushing to the hospital.