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My First Aid Kit

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My First Aid Kit

  1. 1. My First Aid Kit Haley Hall Troy University
  2. 2. The First Aid Kit Case and Guide  I chose this box to hold my First Aid Kit essentials. It is an organized case made of durable plastic.  I included a Johnson & Johnson Red Cross First Aid Guide in my First Aid Kit. This guide shows how to treat various ailments, and how to handle emergency situations (wound care, heat exhaustion, stings, bleeding, shock, burns, etc.)
  3. 3. Ointments and Medicines  Just a few of the ointments and medicines that I included in my kit:      Dr. Sheffield’s Anti-Itch Cream- It is a topical analgesic and skin protectant. It provides Ban-Itch Histamine Blocking Relief from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and insect bites. One tube of this was added to my First Aid Kit. Dr. Sheffield’s Triple Antibiotic Ointment- It is a First Aid antibiotic ointment. It is used for prevention of infection from minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. A tube of this product was put in my First Aid Kit. Neosporin- This is another antibiotic ointment that prevents infection from minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. There are two individual packets included in my First Aid Kit. Aspirin- It is a pain reliever and fever reducer used to relieve headaches, muscle pain, menstrual pain, toothaches, and pain and fever from colds. A bottle of Aspirin with 100 coated tablets was placed in my kit. Tylenol- It is another pain reliever and fever reducer used to relieve headaches, backaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, and the common cold. A tube of 10 caplets was added to my kit.
  4. 4. Urgent RX Fast Powders  I added a few Urgent RX Fast Powders to my First Aid Kit that offer instant relief, and they do not have to be taken with liquids. You just pour them directly into your mouth.     4 packets of Allergy Attack Relief To-GoThis is an antihistamine that relieves runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and itching of the nose and throat. 2 packets of Critical Care Aspirin To-GoThis is a pain reliever for headaches, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, toothaches, and pain and fever from a cold. 2 packets of Ache & Pain Relief To-Go-It contains the pain reliever Aspirin and the adjuvant Caffeine. This relieves muscle pain, headaches, pain from arthritis, and pain and fever of colds. 1 packet of Upset Stomach Relief To-GoThis is an upset stomach reliever and an anti-diarrheal. It relievers traveler’s diarrhea, upset stomach, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, gas, belching, and fullness.
  5. 5. Wipes    8 CVS Pharmacy individually packaged Alcohol Prep Swabs with Pain Relief- These swabs contain the topical anesthetic Benzocaine and the antiseptic Isopropyl Alcohol. The swabs are used for the relief of pain and itching of minor burns, sunburn, insect bites, minor skin irritations, and for preparation of the skin before an injection. 5 Johnson & Johnson Hand Cleansing Wipes- These are used to clean hands to prevent contamination, and help remove dirt from hands. 1 Johnson and Johnson containerThis container is used to store swabs, wipes, and band-aids to allow for proper organization in my kit.
  6. 6. Band-Aids  I included various Band-Aid bandages in my kit. The bandages range from different sizes (small to large), and offer both Sheer Strips and Flexible Fabric.
  7. 7. Gauze, Tape, and Gloves     6 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Gauze Pads- These pads are for all-purpose dressings, and they are used to prep, clean, wipe, absorb, and help protect injuries and wounds. 1 Curad sterile Rolled Gauze- This gauze is used for hard to wrap areas. It secures and protects a dressing without restricting movements. 1 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Paper Tape- This tape can be used for various reasons, such as, fastening gauzes or dressings. This tape can be used without scissors. 1 pair of Nitrile Patient Examination GlovesThese gloves are non-sterile, and are for a single use only. They can be used to prevent further contamination and infections of injuries or wounds.
  8. 8. Coolers and Warmers   1 Johnson & Johnson Coach Instant Cold PackThis can be used on many body surfaces that need the application of cold therapy. 2 packages of Hot Hands Hand Warmers- These are air-activated warmers that can warm the hands, feet, and other parts of the body.
  9. 9. Miscellaneous     30 Q-tip Cotton Swabs in an On-The-Go container- These swabs are good for applying ointments to wounds. 1 pair of Trim Slant Tip Tweezers 1 pair of Fiskars ScissorsThese scissors have a safetyedge blade, and it comes with a sheath to protect against unnecessary injuries. 1 ReliOn Digital ThermometerIt can be used for oral, underarm, or rectal use. It also comes with a storage case.
  10. 10.  Here are a few scenarios in which my First Aid Kit would be handy:    Someone gets stung by a bee- If this happens, I could open my First Aid Kit and grab the anti-itch cream that works well for insect bites. I could give them an Aspirin or Tylenol caplet if water is available. If not, I could use the Urgent RX Fast Powder version of Ache and Pain Relief (which contains Aspirin), and if they have an allergic reaction give them the Allergy Attack Relief version. Someone scrapes a part of their body (knee, arm, etc.)- If this happens, I could grab some Neosporin, gauze, and tape to stop the infection and the bleeding. Also, I could give them a pain reliever (Aspirin or Tylenol). I could use the gloves to stop the spread of infection, and the alcohol wipes to disinfect the area. I could use the band-aids as well to protect the wound. Someone feels like they have a fever- If this happens, I could get out my thermometer and check their temperature. If they do have a fever, I could give them a fever reducer (Aspirin or Tylenol).
  11. 11. My Completed First Aid Kit  This is a picture of my First Aid Kit when it is all filled up and ready for use!

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