Oct 2, 2014

A basic first aid kit - Safety Education series

October 2, 2014
Safety Education

A basic first aid kit. 

Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, that's why it's important to have a first aid kit at home & in the car when you travel. We want to choose quality products that improve health care and have the ability to adhere to skin in water.

Here's a basic starter list to build your own kit:

*first aid antibiotic cream
*sterile bandages
*ice packs
*elastic bandages
*sharp scissors
*alcohol pads
*adhesive tape
*bottled water
*Acetaminophen or ibuprofen along with a dosage chart
*a list of important telephone numbers such as doctors,
poison control center and other emergency contacts.

Discuss what other items your family might need to include in your kits.

Use this class to talk about making first aid kits and take note which items you may need to purchase. Or if you have all items on hand, use the class to build them using a zippered tote bag or storage container with a lid.

We will be making a kit for the 2nd car during our class.

Be sure to discuss some basic first aid during the class too! Clean it, coat it, cover it!  There really should be a fourth C, CHECK IT! Check the wound daily to make sure it's healing properly.


Depending on the student's ages, practice The 3 C's on an area of their arm or leg.

Mom notes:
One year the boys made individual first aid kits in Cub Scouts using a 35mm film canister. They included an antiseptic wipe and a band aid then twisted a pipe cleaner around the canister to make a loop for their belt to slide through. They were very proud of their kits, kept them for quite a while and refilled them when necessary.

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disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This article is only intended to serve as an encouragement to discuss first aid basics and give safety class ideas to homeschoolers. 

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