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Critical Items to Include in Your Home First Aid Kit

Posted Aug 17th, 2020 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Being prepared for the worst is essential, that’s why having a first aid kit in your home is vital. If you’re wondering what items should be in it, you’ve come to the right place.

Critical Items to Include in Your Home First Aid Kit, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

A home first aid kit is extremely handy and important to have in the case of an at-home emergency.

Many of us probably keep a first aid kit in the car but forget about having one for our homes. It is part of ensuring your home is safer. So, what makes a good home first aid kit? Just follow our guide below, as we provide you with everything you need to include in your home first aid kit.

A+ First Aid Kit Essentials

  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Band-Aids
  • CPR mask
  • Emergency blanket
  • Emergency contact numbers: emergency services, doctor, relatives, poison control
  • Eye Patch
  • First aid guide
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Instant cold packs
  • Large bandages
  • Non-latex medical gloves
  • Safety Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Thermometer
  • Triangle bandages
  • Tweezers

Why a First Aid Kit is Vital

A first aid kit is important because it allows a fast response to different injuries. It can keep an injury from worsening and provide much-needed relief. That being said, we must remind you that a first aid kit does not replace a doctor or ambulance. For severe injuries, it can simply be used as a stop-gap measure until an ambulance arrives or you seek medical attention.

Always Remember…

Don't forget that an empty first aid kit is useless to you. When you use supplies be sure to restock them immediately. Similar to having a first aid kit in your house, we highly recommend you establish an emergency safety plan for your family. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any and all possible scenarios.

We hope you never need your first aid kit but when you inevitably do, following this guide should ensure you have the supplies you need!

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