First Aid

In any emergency or disaster it is possible you or a family member may sustain an injury. You should plan to have basic first aid supplies on hand to help those with injuries.

Some basic items are:

  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
  • Cleaning agent / soap and antibiotic towels or wipes to disinfect
  • Disposable gloves
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
  • Burn ointment
  • Adhesive bandages in various sizes
  • Eye wash solution
  • Scissors
  • Over-the-counter medicines such as Aspirin or other pain reliever, laxative, and anti-diarrhea medication
  • Prescription medications such as insulin, heart medication, blood pressure, etc.
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose monitoring equipment or blood pressure monitors