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Item of the Week: Medical Kit

Dec 6, 2019

DDRJ Item of the Week - Medical Kit

What kind of medical supplies do you need in your emergency kit to...?

  • Protect from bodily fluids
    • Latex or other sterile gloves
    • Breathing barriers
  • Protect or prevent wounds
    • Sterile dressings
    • Fabric adhesive or liquid bandages
    • Soft-wrap elastic (ace) bandages
    • Micropore paper tape
    • Fabric adhesive dressing
    • Non-adherent bandage pads
    • Sterile gauze bandage roll
    • Adhesive wound closures
    • Triangular bandages
    • Moleskin fabric
  • Disinfect/sterilize wounds
    • Cleansing agents/soaps
    • Antibiotic/antiseptic wipes
    • Antibiotic ointments
  • Heal or soothe wounds
    • Burn ointments
    • Vaseline/Petroleum jelly
    • Eye wash solutions
  • Relieve pain or reduce fever
    • Acetaminophen
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen)
    • Instant cold packs
  • Relieve digestion issues
    • Laxatives
    • Anti-diarrheal medicines
    • Antacid medicines
  • Relieve or prevent allergic reactions
    • Hydrocortisone creams
    • Antihistamine medicines
    • Decongestant medicines
    • Epinephrine injections

You'll also want the following tools and equipment:

  • Thermometer
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers

Additionally, you’ll want to keep a back-up supply of relevant prescription medication in your kit, such as:

  • Inhalers
  • Insulin injections
  • Blood pressure medicines
  • Cholesterol medicines

Bonus Item: Condoms

  • Did you know that condoms can hold up to 2 liters of water? So in addition to providing protection from sexually transmitted infections, condoms can be used to transport water. 

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