Are you prepared for the major boo-boos in life?

Employee News & Views Editor: May 14, 20122 Comments

Anyone with children knows that boo-boos just happen. Most homes have some sort of medical supply kits available for the unexpected burn, cut, or scrape. Being prepared for major emergencies is simply expanding the number of supplies you keep on hand.

There are many readymade kits available to purchase (i.e., American Red Cross). If you prefer to build your own medical kit, be basic and simple when collecting items. A few suggestions are:

  • Assorted sizes of bandages (i.e., band-aids, gauze pads, gauze wraps, etc.)
  • Paper tape, plastic tape
  • Bandage scissors
  • Antibiotic cream, burn cream or sprays
  • Antiseptic washes (i.e., Bactine)
  • Alcohol
  • Normal saline for contact lens may be used to wash wounds before applying a bandage
  • Plastic bags for soiled items
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Surgical masks
  • Disposable gloves
  • Pain relievers such as Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc. (pediatric and adult)


If you are a medical professional then I encourage you to keep extra supplies available in case there is a disaster as the neighborhood knows where the medical professionals live and they will seek help during a disaster.

Evelyn Burruss, RN, PHN, MSN, CNS

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