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Friday, February 21, 2014

Basic First Aid Every Home Should Have

According to the Dictionary, an emergency is a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.  If we are not prepared for even the most minor emergency, there can sometimes be bigger consequences to deal with.  
In an effort to minimize emergencies, here is a basic first aid list that every home should have.

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Basic First Aid:
-Flashlight and extra batteries
-Paper and pencil/pen
-Safety pins
-Sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
-Activated charcoal and syrup of ipecac (call Poison Control Center before using: 800-222-1222)
Basic Medicines (can be found at your local pharmacy such as Walgreens or CVS):
-Acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen and/ornaproxen sodium (for pain relief and fever reduction)
-Chewable aspirin tablets (for symptoms of a heart attack)
-Antihistamine tablets or syrup
-Anti-diarrhea medicine
-Cough medicine
-Decongestant tablets or liquid
Extra Items for Car and/or Boat:
-Clean, folded sheet and lightweight blanket
-Large flashlight and extra batteries
-Large waterproof tarp or cover
-Plastic water bottles, sealed

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