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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Red Cross Month

Family Fun always has great tips in their magazine! This month I noticed a blurb declaring March as Red Cross Month. In honor of Red Cross Month, here are some suggestions, courtesy of Family Fun, on how to make a mini first-aid kit for your car:

Alcohol or antiseptic wound wipes
Antiseptic/anesthetic spray (like Bactine)
Ace bandage
Adhesive tape (cloth) 1" thickness
Antibiotic ointment for cuts and scrapes
Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory pain reliever
Assorted non-stick adhesive bandages
Burn cream or aloe vera–based gel for minor burns
Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream for the "itchy scratchies"
Cotton balls and swabs
Eye wash kit
Instant cold pack
Insect bite/sting stick
Smelling salts
Sterile gauze pads for large wounds

CPR instruction card
Disposable latex gloves
EpiPen or similar epinepherine auto-injector for severe allergic (anaphylactic) reactions
First aid guide book
Hand sanitzier
Wet wipes

Check the expiration dates on all creams, ointments and sprays.
Throw away any product with an old expiration date or soon-to-expire date.
Replenish supplies as they get low.
Keep a card in the kit with all medicine allergies for each affected family member.

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