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First Aid Kits for Slips and Falls

October 2, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

First Aid Kits for Slips and Falls

Slips and falls can happen anywhere. They could happen in your home, in the home of a friend, or even while out shopping for groceries. A slip or a fall may seem like a minor incident, but they can cause painful or possibly life threatening injuries. If an accident like this occurs, you should seek immediate medical attention and legal counsel. It would also be very beneficial to have a well-stocked first aid kit available.

The Essentials

Every first aid kit should be stocked with a few basic essentials. These are items that would be useful for a large range of injuries. When you are building your first aid kit, make sure you include bandages, tape, cold packs, gauze, cotton balls, tweezers, and a disinfectant like hydrogen peroxide. You may also want to include a low strength painkiller like ibuprofen or Advil. This first aid kit should keep you covered in the event of minor injuries, but you should always seek medical attention in the event of a slip or fall.

Storing your First Aid Kit

Now that you have a well-stocked first aid kit, you need to make sure it is accessible! This may mean having more than one first aid kit. You can have a kit in an easily accessible location in your home, but you are not going to be spending your entire life at home. Your car is a good location for a second first aid kit. It is going to go with you whenever you travel, so it should always be available.

Custom Kits

This basic first aid kit is not going to cover every need for every individual. If you are often in situations in which you may need some unique items in your first aid kit, you should be sure to customize it! If you are an avid hiker, you may want to include a foldable leg brace and a snake bite kit. If you spend a good deal of time out at the beach, you may want to add sunscreen and some aloe vera for skin treatment. Make sure your first aid kits fills whatever needs you may have.