Shelter | Ready.gov
Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require that you seek protection in your home, where you work or other location when other emergencies arise. The length of time you are required to take shelter may be short, such as during a tornado warning, or during a pandemic. In all cases, it is important that you stay informed and follow the instructions of local authorities.
During extended periods of sheltering you will need to manage water and food supplies to make sure you and your family have what you need to get by. Read more about managing water and managing food.
Choosing to take shelter is necessary in many emergencies. This can mean: Stay-At- Home, Going to a Mass Care Shelter, or Sheltering in Place. Here’s the distinction:
- Remain indoors as much as possible and try to only leave your home when necessary. You can still use outdoor spaces such as patios, porches and yards.
- Outdoor activities such as walking, jogging and exercise are fine if you practice social distancing (maintaining six feet away from the next person).
- When outside, try not to touch anything (light signals, poles, signs, playground equipment, benches, etc.) because the coronavirus can remain on certain surfaces for multiple hours.
- Essential services such as grocery shopping, the gas station, pharmacies and going to the Post Office are still fine to do.
- Limit visitors if possible. Try to use video chatting. Call the people you would normally text.
- For the latest information on food safety tips related to COVID-19 visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Consumer page.
Mass Care Shelter
Mass care shelters provide life sustaining services to disaster survivors. Even though mass care shelters often provide water, food, medicine and basic sanitary facilities, you should plan to take your emergency supply kit with you so you will have the supplies you need. Mass care sheltering can involve living with many people in a confined space, which can be difficult and unpleasant.
- Check with local officials about what shelter spaces are available. Coronavirus may have altered your community’s plans.
Search for open shelters by texting SHELTER and a ZIP code to 43362. Example: Shelter 01234 (standard rates apply).
Learn more by visiting: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/.
Sheltering in Place
Whether you are at home, work or anywhere else you frequent regularly, there may be situations when it’s best to stay where you are and avoid any uncertainty outside.
Here are some indicators and steps to take if the situation arises:
- Use common sense and available information to assess the situation and determine if there is immediate danger.
- If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated you may want to take this kind of action.
Here are some tips for sheltering in place:
- Local authorities may not immediately be able to provide information on what is happening and what you should do.
- Watch TV and listen to the radio or check the Internet often for official news and instructions as they become available.
- Bring your family and pets inside.
- Lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers.
- Turn off fans, air conditioning and forced air heating systems.
- Take your emergency supply kit unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated.
- Go into an interior room with few windows if possible.
- Seal all windows, doors and air vents with thick plastic sheeting and duct tape. Consider measuring and cutting the sheeting in advance to save time.
- Cut the plastic sheeting several inches wider than the openings and label each sheet.
- Duct tape plastic at corners first and then tape down all edges.
- Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to seal gaps so that you create a barrier between yourself and any contamination.
“Sealing a room” is considered a temporary protective measure to create a barrier between you and potentially contaminated air outside. This type of sheltering in place requires pre-planning, by purchasing plastic sheeting and duct tape that you would keep in your emergency supply kit.
15 essentials for good first aid responseThis article presents 15 recommendations
for a well-balanced first aid kit, and how to
stock these items easily and cost-efficiently.
In these economic times, everyone is looking
at costs in all areas. And wow, are there ever differences
in first aid buying options.
Our job includes knowing the options available for
buying first aid supplies. We were tasked to find the
best single source for all the first aid items a business
needs â€” a first aid supplier that offers a broad range
of kits and cabinets for various business purposes,
as well as smaller consumer-style first aid kits and
bags. Also, this supplier should offer all the first aid
items needed for a comprehensive first aid refill, have
single-use items, and OSHA-compliant products.
After much shopping around without success, we made
a list of 15 essential items a first aid kit needs to have:
1. Antiseptics & Cleansers
Every first aid kit or cabinet should be well
stocked with antiseptic wipes such as benzalkonium
chloride (BZK) and alcohol for cleaning and sterilizing
a wound and instruments used in treating the
wound. Modern thinking recommends hand sanitizers
to disinfect the rescuer before and after first aid treatment
Cleaning and covering a wound is great, but
you must protect against infection, too.
3. Adhesive Bandages
Band-Aids are frequently used in any first aid
situation, make sure your first aid kit has plenty of
first aid bandages and a variety of sizes for different
purposes. Some, such as knuckle, fingertip and butterfly
bandages may seem odd, but are very handy when
you know how and why to use them.
4. Gauze Rolls / Gauze Pads /
A complete first responder first aid pack includes
items for stopping severe bleeding and protecting an
injury. Sterile gauze pads and rolls should be abundant.
5. First Aid Tapes
Many first aid kits have gauze, but no way
to secure it. Make sure your first aid kit or cabinet is
well stocked with appropriate latex-free first aid tape.
6. Wraps & Bandages
Latex-free elastic wraps and triangular
bandages or triangle
slings are a must. These
are used for splinting and binding.
7. First Aid Instruments -
Scissors / Tweezers / Tongue
First aid instruments designed for first aid purposes
should be stocked and ready to go. What’s the use of
having great first aid tapes and gauzes if you can’t
trim them to apply effectively?
8. Gloves / PPE
A business or personal first aid kit must
have personal protective equipment for the safety of
the rescuer and the comfort of the casualty. Gloves
should always be latex-free in consideration of latex-sensitive
9. Cold Packs / Instant Cold Compresses
Cold treatment is needed for sprains, strains,
bumps and bruises. Consider an ice securing wrap,
too â€” these are very convenient for holding a cold
compress in place for the recommended 10-15 minutes
so neither the rescuer, nor the casualty have to
hold the pack in place.
10. Pain Meds
A complete first aid set-up needs aspirin,
non-aspirin and other pain relief items in single-dose
11. Eye Injury First Aid
We were surprised to find how many
first aid kits ignore eye injuries. Our list includes eye
wash, eye pads, and eye drops.
12. Burn care
You don’t have to be in a restaurant
kitchen to suffer a burn in the workplace. Friction
burns, chemical burns, even heat burns from the break
room coffee pot happen frequently in every line of
work. Be sure your first aid station is equipped with
adequate burn first aid supplies.
Not everyone has attended a first aid
course, nor remembers what was taught if they did
attend. Any first aid kit or first aid cabinet needs a
quick reference first aid guide booklet.
A thorough first aid kit list should
include some sort of CPR barrier device or CPR
mask to protect the rescuer and encourage administration
No, an AED will not fit in your first
aid kit, although they do keep getting smaller, more
efficient and more affordable. You should, however,
give serious consideration to the lifesaving value of
placing an AED in your workplace. We will explore
this topic in depth in the June edition ofISHN.
Finding what you need
Now we have the list. Where can
we fill this list conveniently and at a
Whoa! Do a Google search for
“First Aid Product” or a Yahoo! query
for “First Aid Store” and you will be
overwhelmed. And according to the paid,
“Sponsored” listings, every one of these companies
listed offers the lowest price, best selection,
and greatest service. How can they all be #1?
Ignore these paid ads. The “Sponsored” listings at
the top and right-hand column of each page are paid
advertisements, and do not reflect the best search
result or best match, but rather the highest-paying
Instead, try the same Internet search for “First
Aid Product” or “First Aid Store” and look at the
top results in the white body section of the resulting
page. These are the top, most relevant results, and
will get you the answers you are looking for. If you
want a first aid store online, or if you are looking for
first aid products to meet your needs, these top “natural”
or “organic” search results are determined by
complex algorithms which compare other searches,
content, popularity, etc. These are the true winners
and should have everything you need.
We compared. Some of the advertisers in the sponsored
listings seem to have great prices, but the shipping
was astronomical. Others had reasonable prices and
shipping, but small variety. Some seemed to be “fly by
night” companies, and others appear to only offer cheap,
as in poorly made, foreign first aid products.
Culling through the masses, weeding out the “Saver
Stores,” “Super Stores,” and other big promise-small
delivery Web sites, we found that the top natural searches
really offered everything we were looking for: fair
price, fast service, reasonable shipping, and real, human
customer service available via a toll-free number.
Try your own comparison, or check out the top
search result sites â€” they seem to have it all: easy
and inexpensive first aid. Why throw money away
on an expensive first aid van /delivery service or
overpriced supplier? First aid is required by OSHA
for all businesses, but that doesn’t mean you have to
pay through the nose for quality first aid, good service,
Now that you know what belongs in your first aid kit… Learn how to use it! Watch the FREE online Video: “How to use your First Aid Kit ~ What your First Aid Class Didn’t Teach You” @www.FirstAidVideo.com.
What Should be in a First Aid Kit?
First-aid kits are the kind of thing that we don’t think about until we need to use it, although we rely on them when someone is hurt. Even though first-aid kit maintenance isn’t at the forefront of most people’s mind, it is important to check your kit regularly and restock it as needed. Any emergency can require the use of First Aid and you do not want to be missing kit essentials.
But what should be in your first-aid kit? Should you have more than one? Where should you keep your kit(s)?
Let’s start with where you should keep your first-aid kit and how many you should have. Ideally, you’ll have a few kits.
It’s a good idea to keep one at home, in your car, in your child’s diaper bag, and with any outdoor gear (camping, hiking, etc) you use regularly. You should keep your kits where they are easily accessible so anyone who might administer first-aid will be able to reach it quickly. You don’t want to waste time looking for it in an emergency!
Now that you know where to keep it, do you know what should be in your first-aid kit? Whether it’s a hiking first-aid kit, one that stays in your car, or one you keep at home, there are a few things that should be in every basic first-aid kit.
What Should Be in a First-Aid Kit?
You can purchase ready-made kits from a drugstore or assemble your own.
While there are a lot of items that could go into a first-aid kit, a well-stocked one should have the following basic items:
- Bandages in assorted sizes
- Butterfly bandages for cuts
- Medical tape
- Elastic bandages
- Sterile gauze pads and/or gauze roll
- Cotton swabs and cotton balls
- Antibiotic ointment
- Antiseptic spray or towelettes
- Sterile saline solution
- Disposable non-latex gloves
- An epinephrine pen if anyone if your family has severe allergies
- Any medications your family members may need in an emergency
- Emergency contact information and phone numbers for your family doctor/pediatrician, local emergency services, and the poison help line (1-800-222-1222 in the United States)
Other useful items you may include in your basic first-aid kit are:
- Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen
- A thermometer
- Hydrocortisone cream for insect bites or mild cases of poison ivy or poison oak
- Aloe vera gel for burns
- Anti-nausea medication for carsickness (travel first-aid kits only)
- Antihistamines for allergic reactions and poison ivy/oak
- Instant cold packs
- Hand sanitizer
If you are a parent or caregiver to small children, add the following items to your basic first-aid kit:
- Children’s pain reliever along with dosage instructions and a cup or syringe to dispense medicine
- A bulb suction device
- Bandages in fun colors or patterns (optional but they can go a long way in making your little one feel better!)
In addition to the essentials, a camping or hiking first-aid kit should include:
- A water bottle to clean wounds
- Small, waterproof flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries
- Waterproof matches
- Emergency “space” blanket
- A solar charger for your cell phone
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Antihistamines for contact with poison ivy/oak
First-Aid Kit Maintenance
In addition to keeping a well-stocked first-aid kit, it’s important to go through your kit periodically to take stock of what’s in it, replenish any items you’re out of or low on, and dispose of any expired medications or outdated items. This will prevent you from discovering you’re out of something when you need it most.
Add CPR To Your First-Aid Care
Your first-aid kit is a great line of defense against minor injuries and emergencies but with Basic Life Support CPR training and Pediatric First Aid Training, you’ll be equipped to handle more serious incidents. Our team at CPR Educators, Inc teaches basic CPR and many other life-saving tips online or in-person. To register for a class, call us now at (919) 639-4848 or register online.
12 Key Items for First Aid Kits
How many times have you heard that? At a party, camping, at home, or maybe at work? Accidents happen anywhere, at any time, so you’ve got to be prepared! Here are some simple, fast, and possibly life-saving techniques, plus a list of first aid supplies, to help you be ready when someone needs help.
On a camping trip in the Thousand Islands region of New York, a friend tried to fillet a fish that his son had just caught. Instead, he ended up filleting his finger. Unfortunately, we were deep in the woods and at least 25 minutes from the nearest rescue worker. Luckily, I’m an emergency physician. But the tools I used are available to any first responder. In some scenarios, that could be you!
First, stop the bleeding! Applying direct pressure to the wound is the best first step to prevent further bleeding. If the injury is on an arm or leg, then elevate it. This is the first lesson all emergency medical services (EMS) professionals are taught when it comes to trauma. It’s also the first thing I’d do in my Emergency Department.
Items you’ll need
- Nitrile, or other non-latex gloves to prevent contamination for you and your patient.
- Sterile gauze pads to place directly on the wound. These are available in various sizes but 4×4 is fairly universal. If the bleeding soaks through the pad, don’t remove it! Instead, place another over it and keep pressure on the wound.
- Kling, or other bandage to wrap the affected body part. Wound dressings shouldn’t be so tight that the skin beyond the dressing turns pale and cold. That isa tourniquet effect and should be applied only in life/limb threatening situations. Such situations are best recognized by EMS professionals and health care workers.
Pain has many causes and although many may live with chronic pain, it’s generally abnormal. Your first aid kit should include basic pain management medication for things like sprains, minor injuries, bumps, and bruises.
Don’t underestimate the pain-relieving power of acetaminophen and ibuprofen! But before administering any medication, always make sure your patient is not allergic. Outside of the office, I’d only administer medication to a family member or close friend. If you don’t know the person, remember that he or she may have a reason to avoid certain medication.
Excellent alternatives to medications
- Ice can reduce pain, but shouldn’t be applied directly to skin. Instead, use a towel or piece of cloth as a thin barrier. Cold packs can also be used.
- Elevation assists in alleviating pressure and swelling if the injury is on an arm or leg.
- Restricted use of the injured area. If someone injures their ankle, they shouldn’t walk on it until the cause of the injury is identified. Some fractures can be made worse by “weight bearing,” or putting weight on the injury.
Build your own kit
Some first aid kits can be pretty comprehensive. They range from a small pack that you can carry on your bicycle, to those used by medical professionals. Here are some basic things to add to your kit that can come in handy in sticky situations, or until paramedics arrive:
- Examination gloves
- Adhesive bandages
- Medical tape
- Cold compresses
- Medical scissors
- Gauze pads
- Gauze rolls/kling rolls
- Triangular bandages
- Alcohol pads
- Antiseptic towelettes
- Trauma pads, which are larger than gauze pads, are also a good idea. But if you need to use these, your patient likely requires immediate medical attention.>
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Remember, 9-1-1 should be your first call in an emergency! If you feel you or a loved one need to be seen, there are emergency physicians and nurses here, 24 hours a day, every day.
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20 Items That Belong In Your First Aid Kit
Illnesses and injuries can happen anywhere and run the risk of ruining your lake outing. Making sure you have the right first aid kit can really make a difference in how potential problems are addressed. It is always safe to make sure you are prepared and double check to make sure that you have everything that you need.
You can always pick up a ready made first aid kit from the store, but if you would like a more comprehensive kit that will prepare you for most occasions, read on.
Cuts and scrapes can happen anytime and anywhere especially when you are outdoors hiking the lake or even boating. You must make sure that you have everything you need to bandage up those bumps and cuts. Here are some of the bandage supplies you will need on your camping trip.
• Medical tape
• Pads for blisters
• Sterile gauze
• Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes such as butterfly bandages and triangular bandages.
Sterilization and Infection Prevention
Those cuts and scrapes that you get can soon become infected if you do not have the proper supplies to prevent that from occurring. Here are a list of items that you will need to take with you on your camping trip that will help prevent you and your family from getting an infection.
• Cotton swabs
• Prep wipes containing alcohol
• Antibacterial cream
• Hand sanitizer to use to clean your hands with before you handle the first aid kit.
Photo courtesy of Yachting Pages.
Aches and pain can happen at any time, but are especially common when you are hiking or doing any kind of physical activity. It is important to bring certain over-the-counter medications with you to help relieve pain.
• Pain relievers such as Tylenol, Aleve, or Advil.
• Digestive medication for nausea and diarrhea.
• Allergy medications
Tools and Gadgets
These tools will help you prepare bandages, remove sharp objects such as splinters, and more.
• Digital thermometer
• Safety pins
Sprays and Creams
You are bound to encounter bugs in the outdoors so it is beneficial that you have the right sprays and creams to keep those bugs away or treat bug bites.
• Anti-itch creams
• Burn relief sprays
• Bug sprays
• Petroleum jelly
Finally, adding a first aid manual to your kit will also help with anything that you may not be sure about. Purchase a large waterproof container to put your first aid supplies in and double check for everything before you go. It is better to be safe than sorry so make sure you have everything you need in case of an emergency.
For a comprehensive list of essential safety items to keep at your home, keep reading here.
Glenn S. Phillips
Glenn S. Phillips is the CEO of Lake Homes Realty. He is also an author and speaker. When not thinking about real estate and technology, he periodically plays his ugly tuba (complete with a bullet hole), enjoys exploring cognitive thinking, and prefers dark chocolate.
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First Aid Kit Checklist
Basic care: Prepackaged first-aid kits typically contain many of the following items:
- Antiseptic wipes (BZK-based wipes preferred; alcohol-based OK)
- Antibacterial ointment (e.g., bacitracin)
- Tincture of benzoin (bandage adhesive)
- Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
- Butterfly bandages/adhesive wound-closure strips
- Gauze pads (various sizes)
- Nonstick sterile pads
- Medical adhesive tape (10-yd. roll, min. 1″ width)
- Blister treatment (e.g., Moleskin, 2nd Skin, Glacier Gel
- Ibuprofen/other pain-relief medication
- Insect-sting relief treatment (e.g., AfterBite)
- Antihistamine to treat allergic reactionsSplinter (fine-point) tweezers
- Safety pins
- Comprehensive first-aid manual or information cards
Comprehensive care: Carry all of the basic items listed above; add items below based on anticipated needs.
Note: The list below is intentionally extensive; rarely will a single kit include every item shown here.
- Wound coverings
- Rolled gauze
- Rolled, stretch-to-conform bandages
- Elastic wrap
- Hydrogel-based pads
- First-aid cleansing pads with topical anesthetic
- Hemostatic (blood-stopping) gauze
- Liquid bandages
- Oval eye pads
- Hand sanitizer (BKZ- or alcohol-based)
- Aloe vera gel (sun exposure relief)
- Aspirin (primarily for response to a heart attack)
- Antacid tablets
- Throat lozenges
- Lubricating eye drops
- Loperamide tablets (for diarrhea symptoms)
- Poison ivy/poison oak preventative
- Poison ivy/poison oak treatment
- Glucose or other sugar to treat hypoglycemia
- Oral rehydration salts (e.g., CeraLyte)
- Antifungal foot powder
- Prescription medications (e.g., antibiotics)
- Injectable epinephrine to treat allergic reactions (e.g., EpiPen, Twinject)
- Knife (or multi-tool with knife)
- Paramedic shears (blunt-tip scissors)
- Safety razor blade (or scalpel w/#15 or #12 blade)
- Finger splint(s)
- SAM splint(s)
- Cotton-tipped swabs
- Standard oral thermometer
- Low-reading (hypothermia) thermometer
- Irrigation syringe with 18 gauge catheter
- Magnifying glass
- Small mirror
- Medical/surgical gloves (nitrile preferred; avoid latex)
- Triangular cravat bandage
- Steel sewing needle with heavy-duty thread
- Needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
- Headlamp (preferred) or flashlight
- Whistle (pealess preferred)
- Duct tape (small roll)
- Small notepad with waterproof pencil or pen
- Medical waste bag (plus box for sharp items)
- Waterproof container to hold supplies and meds
- Emergency heat-reflecting blanket
Personal care, other items
- Lip balm
- Insect repellent (plus headnet, if needed)
- Biodegradable soap
- Water-disinfection system
- Collapsible water sink or basin
Remember that First Aid supplies expire and make sure you know how to use everything in your kit. If you take something out REPLACE as soon as possible
Essentials For Your Workplace First Aid Kit
Imagine the following scenario: A recently hired employee at your business accidentally trips over a cord and falls down a short staircase. Other employees notice the commotion and rush to help the worker who has opened a serious wound on her arm. While some people try to stop the bleeding with napkins, no one can seem to find a first aid kit with gauze, bandages, and other essential first aid items that could help get the bleeding under control while medical personnel arrive. This hypothetical situation could quickly turn into a serious medical emergency.
First aid kits can play a major role in reducing the severity of accidents that happen within the workplace. For workplaces that have a complete first aid kit on hand, a small wound from an accident might simply require a few stitches. Without a first aid kit available, however, that same wound could lead to profuse bleeding, a dangerous loss of blood, shock, and potential long-term health problems for the affected employee. Not only does this endanger the health and wellbeing of your workforce, but it can also drastically increase workers compensation claims that can cost your company.
In this short article, we take a brief look at the importance of having a workplace first aid kit. You’ll find a complete workplace first aid kit checklist that is based on the OSHA first aid kit requirements for 2021 to ensure compliance with all the latest necessary regulations.
The Benefits of a Workplace First Aid Kit
A simple first aid kit can offer a number of important benefits for a workplace. First and foremost, a well-stocked first aid kit can save lives in the case of dangerous accidents. Of course, first aid kits should also be part of a wider injury prevention program and protocols that reduce the number and severity of workplace accidents. By training select employees in first aid techniques and how to use the elements contained in a first aid kit, you can also contribute to a healthier and more positive work environment. In fact, simple first aid trainings for your workforce can be a great team building exercise as well.
By training people in the use of your first aid kit, you can also help to reduce recovery times when accidents and injuries do occur. According to one recent survey published in Physician’s Weekly, non-fatal injuries in the workplace lead to approximately 11 lost work days and a value of $1,560 per year in the United States per worker, per year. Proper first aid treatment can reduce that lost time and cost, thus improving productivity and saving your company money.
OSHA First Aid Kit Requirements for 2021
So what exactly should your first workplace first aid kit include? According to the OSHA Standard 1910.266 App A related to mandatory first-aid kits, your kit should include a minimum of:
- Gauze pads (at least 4 x 4 inches).
- Two large gauze pads (at least 8 x 10 inches).
- Box adhesive bandages (Band-Aids).
- One package gauze roller bandage at least 2 inches wide.
- Two triangular bandages.
- Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes.
- At least one blanket.
- Adhesive tape.
- Latex gloves.
- Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bag, airway, or pocket mask.
- Two elastic wraps.
- Directions for requesting emergency assistance.
It is important to note that OSHA does not require specific first aid kits for general industry. Rather, they state in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151(b): “Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.” Given the fact that workplace accidents can occur in virtually any type of work setting, businesses would do well to develop a comprehensive first aid kit and first aid program that responds to the specific hazards which can be reasonably expected to occur in the event of an injury.
Consider these additional factors:
- In the same guideline, OSHA advises that the items listed above are adequate for a small company of 2-3 people. Be sure that you have enough supplies, and enough complete first aid kits available to match your number of employees.
- Distribute first aid kits throughout your facility, so that one is always within easy reach.
- Consider adding additional items to your first aid kit. For example, latex-free (vinyl or nitrile) gloves are important to protect those with latex allergies. Break-open cold packs are another example. Imagine if, in our opening scenario, the person who fell down the stairs had severely sprained an ankle. The application of a cold pack would be important for the immediate reduction of swelling. (Remember to always use the manufacturer’s provided sleeve or some barrier (cloth, paper towels, etc.) between the cold pack and the skin.)
One way to develop a comprehensive first aid program is to hire a company with experience in workplace injury management. Work-Fit is a leading expert in onsite injury prevention and management for your workforce. We have years of experience in helping businesses from all different industries to create and implement holistic injury prevention programs.
Work-Fit can help every type of business come up with different strategies to promote a preventive care model that increases productivity rates and creates savings on employer healthcare costs. Contact Work-Fit today to see how we can help you create a first aid program as part of a greater injury prevention program for your workforce.
90,000 tips for adults and children
Of course, it’s very good if you don’t need the contents of a tourist’s first aid kit on the way to the sea and abroad. But with it, rest will be safer and more relaxed. With standard drugs for headaches, indigestion or fever, problems usually do not arise. The main thing is not to overdo it with the quantity. Medicines should be as much as one person or family members may need during the trip (taking into account possible delays)
How to collect a first-aid kit for a trip?
- Take with you on vacation only well-tested medicines that do not cause doubts;
- Check the expiration date of the drugs you take from your home medicine cabinet.
- Take into account the temperature regime of storage of medicines. You may need a cooler bag to transport them (they are small).
- Leave the medicines in their original packaging – this will help to avoid unnecessary questions at the border.
- Retain the instructions so that you can check the international name or dosage at any time.
- Prefer tablets and powders to liquids and sprays. So you don’t have to fit into the norms if you are flying only with carry-on luggage, or worry about whether the bottle will break in the suitcase.
- It is advisable to take only drugs necessary during the flight in hand luggage (liquids should be in bottles with a volume of up to 100 ml). If there are a lot of medicines, pack the basic first aid kit in your luggage.
- If you have a chronic pathology, include in the traveler’s first-aid kit the medications that you constantly take;
- Before going on vacation, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
List of medicines that you need to have in the first-aid kit:
1. Remedies for poisoning, diarrhea, to improve digestion.
First aid in case of poisoning is washing the stomach with boiled water, followed by induction of vomiting. The next stage is the reception of a universal enterosorbent. Enterosorbents are medications, different in their composition and properties, which bind toxic (harmful, toxic) substances in the gastrointestinal system, due to the adsorption property (absorption, absorption and retention of toxic substances) of the sorbent. Since most often a person does not know the causative agent of the disease, therefore it is recommended, in case of poisoning, to choose drugs that absorb most toxic substances: Smecta, Sorbex, Enterosgel, activated carbon, Atoxil
Remedies for diarrhea: Smecta, Enterosgel, activated carbon, Emmodium, Lapirpamid.
To improve digestion – “Mezim”, “Festal”, which will improve digestion in order to avoid unpleasant consequences after getting acquainted with the local cuisine.
The traveler’s first aid kit should also contain painkillers – you never know what will happen. Going abroad, we take the proven pain reliever “Nise”, “Nurofen”, “Pentalgin” and so on. In addition, spasmolytics will not interfere with spasm of smooth muscles, for example, “Spazmalgon” or “No-shpa”.
3. Antipyretics: acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol; remedies relieving symptoms of a cold “Tera Fleu”, Fervex, “Antigripin”, “Coldrex”, etc. “.
4. Antibiotics: if a situation arises that you need an antibiotic, then you cannot do without the help of a doctor, and in this case medical insurance and an appeal to a local specialist will help. Your insurance will cover the costs. This is the right way to treat serious problems and illnesses.
5. Antihistamines (antiallergic) drugs: even if you do not have allergies, take on a trip just in case (especially if you go to exotic countries) tablets “Cetrin”, “Loratadin”, “Claritin”, “Zyrtec” – who knows how will the body react to certain foods or plants? Well, if you suffer from allergies, get the medicines you have already tested.“
6. Means for traumas: iodine or brilliant green in the form of a pencil or felt-tip pen, bactericidal plaster, bandage; any ointment for wound healing: Levomikol, Bipanten, Solcoseryl.
7. Remedies for motion sickness: “Dramina”, “Aerol”.
8. Remedies for sunburn and sunburn
When collecting a first-aid kit for a trip abroad, do not forget that customs legislation prohibits tourists from exporting some medicines abroad. If you are taking any drug (sleeping pills, strong painkillers), which contains narcotic or psychotropic drugs, then you need to proceed as follows:
- Specify whether the import of the drug into the country where you are going is permitted; they can only be carried with you if you have a prescription.
- Get a prescription with your first and last name, diagnosis, drug name, and recommended dosage regimen. The prescription must be correctly drawn up by the attending physician, after which it is certified by the seal of the medical institution and translated into English.
- Transport medicines in their original packaging with instructions attached.
- Declare them at the airport of arrival.
Medicines for a child that we recommend to take on a trip
We offer a basic list of medicines (in addition to adults).For the choice of specific drugs, we recommend that you consult with your pediatrician.
- Medicines that the child takes constantly.
- Electronic thermometer.
- Antipyretic (Panadol, Nurofen).
- Spray for sore throat (Ingalipt, Chlorophyllipt, Hexoral).
- Drops in the nose (“Nazivin”, “Vibrocil”, “Pinosol”) or any means for rinsing the nose: “Aqua Maris”, “Ava Lor”.
- Antihistamine: from a month you can use “Fenistil” in drops, from six months – “Zirtek” in drops or analogs with the active substance cetirizine, from 2 years old – syrup “Claritin” or analogs with the active substance loratidine.
- Gel “Fenistil” for relieving irritation from insect bites, treating mild sun and household burns.
- Tablets for motion sickness in transport – “Vertigoheel” – are considered one of the best means to help cope with dizziness, sea and air sickness. The pill is simply placed under the tongue and waiting for it to completely dissolve. This remedy is allowed to be given to children from the first year of life.
How to buy medicines in another country?
Most often you need a prescription from your local doctor to buy a prescription drug.If you still forget the medicine or take less, then you need to see any doctor, pay for the appointment and get a prescription. If you have an insurance policy, then you can use the insurance, but be sure to remember that a visit to the doctor must be agreed with the insurer.
Medicines for headaches, diarrhea, nasal drops, and antipyretics are available in most countries without a prescription. Please note that they may be called differently – write down the international non-proprietary name (indicated in the instructions in Latin) and show it to the pharmacist.
Do I need to buy health insurance?
Our opinion is obligatory. The presence of a first-aid kit equipped in accordance with all the rules does not negate the fact that during the trip you may need qualified medical assistance.
To make an appointment with a general practitioner or pediatrician before a planned trip, you can call:
8 (391) 220-03-03, 8 (391) 200-03-03
What should be in a first-aid kit – list of necessary medicines – magazine Behind the wheel
Take with you what is useful, not just a “guardian against fines”.
There is a minimum set of first aid kit, which will save the driver from a fine and allow him to undergo a technical inspection. But why do you need things of little use in your car? A useless fire extinguisher instead of a sensible one, a torn rope or a first aid kit that cannot even help, let alone save …
An ideal driver’s first aid kit should contain 30 necessary drugs that will not take up much space. This list was compiled at the request of Za Rulem by a very experienced emergency doctor.
The minimum first-aid kits do not contain these drugs, which is why, according to doctors, they are an empty formality, but it is these drugs that save lives! To be sure, we suggest you watch a video about first aid kits at this link .
Good and necessary car first aid kits are more than available – they are sold under the Za Rulem brand in every Auchan and from other sellers. Also you can order first aid kits in the online store “Za Rulem” .
What should be in the right car first aid kit?
- Hydrogen peroxide – stopping bleeding
Antiseptics for wound treatment
- Chlorhexidine solution,
- Povidone iodine (betadine solution).We will leave the traditional iodine and brilliant green for the village first-aid post.
- Sterile napkins
- Bandages (self-fixing convenient to use)
- Bactericidal plaster
- Sterile patch-type dressings
- Spreazin 9000Silver burns
- Spreazin (Panthenol spray)
- Atraman Ag (ointment dressing with silver ions) or
- Branolind N (ointment dressing soaked in Peruvian balsam)
74 Panadol, Efferalgan, Calpol, Solpadein)
- Drotaverin (i.e. No-shpa)
drugs, but Xefocam is stronger)
- Domperidone (Motilium, Passage – chewable tablets) or
- Metoclopromide (Cerucal)
- Loperamide (Imodium)
- Diosmectki 9000
- Desloratadine (Erius)
- Loratadin (Claritin)
- Chloropyramine (Suprastin) or
- Clemastine (Tavegil)
- Amprenol 9000
- Moxonidine or Captopril
Chest pain (angina pectoris, heart attack)
- Nitroglycerin (isoket spray)
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Office first aid kit FEST No. 5.1 (plastic box)
First aid kit FEST for equipping offices, institutions and organizations (office). Designed for a work team of up to 30 people. Contains everything you need to provide first aid for the most common injuries and accidents that can occur directly in the workplace. Manufactured in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. TU 9398-038-10973749-2008. The first-aid kit is packed in a polystyrene case, measuring 30.5 × 26.5 × 10 cm.No. Contents of the FEST office kit: Composition:
1. Analgin, tab. 0.5 No. 10 2 pack.
2. Paracetamol, tab. 0.5 No. 10 1 pack.
3. Remantadine, tab. 0.05 No. 10 1 pack
4. Fervex UPSA, powder 1 pc.
5. Faringosept, tab. No. 20 1 pack.
6. Acetylsalicylic acid, table. 0.5 No. 10 1 pack.
7. Hypothermal (cooling) package 2 pcs.
8. Drotaverine hydrochloride (no-shpa), tab. 0.04 No. 10 1 pack
9. Suprastin, No. 10 1 unitary enterprise.
10. Papazol, table. No. 10 2 pack.
11.Sterile bandage 5 mx 10 cm or 5 mx 7 cm 1 pc.
12. Non-sterile bandage 5 mx 10 cm 1 pc.
13. Non-sterile bandage 5 mx 5 cm 1 pc.
14. Atraumatic antimicrobial napkin 6 × 10 cm or 7 × 10 cm No. 1 1 pc.
15. Bactericidal adhesive plaster 1.9 × 7.2 cm 5 pack.
16. Sterile hemostatic wipes 6 × 10 cm or 7 × 10 cm No. 3 1 pack.
17. Brilliant green solution 1%, 10 ml 1 fl.
18. Adhesive plaster 1 × 250 cm, 1 × 500 cm or 2 × 500 cm 1 pack.
19. Non-sterile cotton wool, 50 g 2 pack.
20. Sulfacyl sodium solution 20%, 1 ml No. 2 tube-dropper or 5 ml bottle-dropper 1 pack.
21. Hydrogen peroxide solution 3%, 40 ml 1 fl.
22. Nitroglycerin 1% solution in oil, caps. No. 20 1 pack.
23. Validol, tab. 0.06 No. 6 2 pack
24. Ammonia solution 10%, 10 ml 1 fl.
25. Activated carbon, table. 0.25 No. 10 3 pack.
26. Festal, dragee number 10 1 pack.
27. Rennie, tab. No. 12 1 pack.
28. Corvalol, 15 ml 1 fl.
29 Medicine cup 1 pc.
30. Scissors 1 pc.
31. Medical thermometer 1 pc.
32. Latex gloves 2 pairs
Expiry date: 18 months.
General rules and recommendations for the operation of first-aid kits:
1. Select a public place for storing the first-aid kit, mark with the information sign “First-aid kit”.
2. Regularly remind employees of the availability of a first-aid kit (once a month or once a quarter – depending on the specifics of the production).
3. The secretary, manager, or in the first aid kit itself must have information about employees with medical education and their contact numbers.
4. Regularly make an inventory of the medicine cabinet for the availability of all drugs and their expiration dates.
5. Check that the medication in the first aid kit is appropriate for the type of injury in the business.
6. Supplement the first-aid kit with medicines for specific diseases (diabetes, asthma, allergies, etc.)
7. The presence of a tonometer and a thermometer will allow you to quickly determine which medicine should be given to an employee in some cases.
8. It is important to have contacts of relatives or friends who can be contacted in case of an emergency.
9. Make detailed instructions with a list of symptoms and medications. Post information posters. This will save valuable time in first aid.
Putting together a home first aid kit – searching for medicines and availability in pharmacies
Why do you need a home first aid kit, because there are pharmacies that work around the clock? The universal home medicine cabinet contains those drugs that are urgently required at the most unpredictable moment, they help to wait for the doctor and alleviate the patient’s condition.
How to assemble a first aid kit correctly?
Usually, the first-aid kit consists of those drugs that remained after the diseases suffered by all family members. But you need to be prepared for any troubles and collect the minimum set of drugs for first aid at home. First aid kit tips:
- Choose a handy, roomy medicine drawer.
- Check its contents periodically: buy what is over and throw away what has expired.
- Keep medicines out of the reach of children.
- Make a list of medications – this will make it easier for you to find the right drug when needed.
- Group medicines according to the purpose: for colds, for allergies, pain relievers, etc.
A set of drugs for colds
A cold can take you by surprise, and if you have a fever at night and a stuffy nose, you are unlikely to be able to go to the nearest pharmacy and not the fact that it will be open.Make sure you have medicines in your medicine cabinet for the main symptoms of the common cold. So you can relieve your condition before going to the doctor:
- Antipyretic drugs:
For adults, medications in the form of tablets are suitable, for children it is better to stock up on antipyretic syrups.
- Interferon drugs help the body activate the defenses against infection.
- Antivirals help in the early stages of the common cold:
- Oxolinic ointment.
- Vasoconstrictor nasal drops relieve swelling of the mucous membrane and facilitate breathing:
- Saline solutions for rinsing the nasal passages moisturize the mucous membrane, promote the discharge of mucus:
- Saline is a budget, but no less effective option.
- Sore throat medicine with antiseptic:
- lozenges (Strepsils, Septolete, Lizobakt, Grammidin, Faringosept),
- sprays (Hexoral, Tantum Verde, Aqualor Throat).
- Cough suppressants that promote sputum discharge:
- Mukaltin tablets,
- Ambroxol (tablets or syrup),
- Licorice root syrup.
Preparations containing antibiotics can only be used as directed by a doctor.
Sedatives and heart medications
Store sedatives for pain in the heart, heart palpitations (Barboval, Corvalol, Corvaldin) in the refrigerator. The first-aid kit should have Validol in the form of tablets, it helps with neuroses, angina pectoris.
Buy necessarily sedatives (one of the following is enough):
- Valerian (tablets or drops),
- Motherwort tincture,
Means for the treatment of wounds, burns, cuts
In everyday life, minor cuts and burns often occur. Keep wound care products on hand:
- Iodine (for treating the area around the wound).
- Hydrogen peroxide for disinfection.
- Furacillin (for wound treatment).
- Panthenol (effective remedy for burns).
After treating the wound, it must be protected from external irritants.Dressings will help with this:
- sterile bandage,
- cotton wool,
- tourniquet for stopping bleeding,
- plasters (medical and bactericidal),
- gauze napkins.
Any kind of pain can be taken by surprise, so be armed with the following drugs:
- Abdominal pain – No-Shpa, Spazmalgon (help relieve spasm).
- Toothache – Ketanov, Tempalgin.
- Headache – Citramon, Analgin, Ibuprofen, Nurofen.
- Heart pains – Corvalol, Validol, Nitroglycerin.
Antihistamines (for allergies)
Allergy sufferers always have a proven allergy drug on hand. But even if there are no allergy sufferers in the family, antihistamines have the right to their place in the home medicine cabinet:
Vomiting, nausea, indigestion are symptoms of food poisoning. It is not always possible to see a doctor immediately. Complete your home medicine cabinet with first aid preparations for poisoning:
- Sorbents absorb and remove toxins from the body, infection:
- Activated carbon,
- To replenish fluid reserves in the body after vomiting and diarrhea, Rehydron or Gastrolit helps.
- Preparations for the normalization of intestinal microflora (they also help to restore the work of the gastrointestinal tract after a course of antibiotics):
- Enzymatic preparations:
- Diarrhea medication:
There are herbal preparations in every pharmacy, they cost a penny, and in efficiency they are not inferior to many expensive drugs:
- Chamomile – its decoction can be used to rinse the mouth and throat, wash the eyes, wounds, for cuts, burns.
- Horsetail stops bleeding and relieves inflammation.
- St. John’s wort helps with colds, heartburn, cystitis.
- Calendula is an effective antiseptic.
- Rosehip is a source of vitamin C.
Other medicines and instruments
Why do you need
For measuring body temperature
In case of splinters
Cut the bandage
In case of fainting
Measure liquid preparations
Hot water bottle
If you need to warm up your back, for example
Eye drops (Albucid)
If a foreign object gets into the eye
For measuring pressure
90,000 Home first aid kit for the whole family: what to look for?
A home first-aid kit must be present in every home, because someone close to you can get sick at any time.Many people are frivolous about its contents, not paying attention to the expiration date of drugs.
Medicines should be kept out of the reach of children and pets. It is advisable that the first aid kit has its own specific place, hidden from direct sunlight. If possible, you should have two first aid kits: a separate one for adults and one for children.
In order to keep the first-aid kit in order, it is necessary to timely monitor the expiration date of drugs and ruthlessly throw out expired drugs.You should also get rid of pills without packaging, dried ointments and other items that are clearly not useful.
Composition of a home first aid kit
So, what should be in every home medicine cabinet? Of course, the composition is individual for each home, but there are some general guidelines that should be followed before heading to the pharmacy.
- First of all, the list of medicines for the home first aid kit should include means against abrasions and bruises, stopping bleeding and disinfecting the wound area.For such cases, it is imperative to have cotton pads or tampons, sterile and non-sterile bandages of different lengths for dressing, elastic bandages in case of a fracture, a tourniquet, various types of plasters, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, brilliant green.
- The first aid kit must contain at least one remedy for burns, for example, panthenol.
- In order to bring down the fever in a timely manner, antipyretic drugs, such as paracetamol, aspirin, efferalgan, nurofen, should be used.
- In case of symptoms of flu and colds, antigrippin, ACC, teraflu, coldrex and others can help. Lozenges may also come in handy for relieving sore throats, such as strepsils.
- Naphthyzine, nasivin, aquamaris and other drops will save you from nasal congestion.
- Painkillers will help relieve pain syndromes before the arrival of a doctor. But be careful and careful when choosing drugs and consult with experts first! Do not self-medicate!
- Validol, Corvalol, nitroglycerin will help with heart pains.
- For abdominal pains, use no-shpa, and for headaches – ketans, tempalgin, etc. You should also stock up on special ointments for back pain, muscles, joints.
- In case of poisoning or indigestion, use activated charcoal, smecta, mezim and similar preparations.
- It will not be superfluous to have in your home medicine cabinet collections of various herbs, for example, sage, chamomile.
- Also, tweezers, a thermometer and a tonometer must be present in a home first-aid kit.
- It is necessary to supplement the first-aid kit with medications, taking into account the presence of chronic diseases of family members.
- Do not forget to familiarize all households with the availability of drugs in the home medicine cabinet and explain to adults and children for what purposes they should be used.
90,000 Composition of a car first aid kit from 2021 (what to do with the old one?)
The list of medical devices included in the car first-aid kit has been published
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What is regulated by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation published the Order dated 08.10.2020 No. 1080n “On Approval of Requirements for Completing a First Aid Kit for First Aid Victims in Road Traffic Accidents (Automobile)” of the year.
At the same time, from January 1, 2021, the Order of October 11, 1999 N 366 “On the introduction of a first-aid kit (automobile)” becomes invalid.
What to do with the old first-aid kit
As indicated in the document, first-aid kits manufactured (completed) before the effective date of the new Order are subject to use within their expiration date, but no later than December 31, 2024.
The composition of the new first aid kit from 2021
The first aid kit for providing first aid to victims of road accidents includes:
- Medical non-sterile disposable mask – 2 pcs.
- Medical non-sterile gloves, size not less than M – 2 pairs
- Device for artificial respiration “Mouth-Device-Mouth” – 1 pc.
- Hemostatic tourniquet for stopping arterial bleeding – 1 pc.
- Medical gauze bandage at least 5 mx 10 cm – 4 pcs.
- Medical gauze bandage measuring at least 7 mx 14 cm – 3 pcs.
- Sterile medical gauze wipes with a size of at least 16 x 14 cm N 10 – 2 pack.
- Fixing roll adhesive plaster, at least 2 x 500 cm in size – 1 pc.
- scissors – 1 pc.
- case – 1 pc.
- Instructions for first aid with the use of a first aid kit for providing first aid to victims of road traffic accidents (automobile) – 1 pc.
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90,000 New list of automotive first aid kit – Abiznews
Expert Advice on Automotive First Aid Kit
In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Health (dated January 1, 2021), a car first-aid kit can now be collected by the drivers themselves.The mandatory list of tools included masks, gloves, a tourniquet, seven gauze bandages, sterile napkins, scissors, adhesive plaster and a device for artificial respiration.
Services SberAuto and SBER EAPTEKA offered exclusive versions of first-aid kits to the attention of motorists. They are provided as a gift when buying a car through SberAuto or for participating in the SBER EAPTEKi online challenge. Filling the first-aid kits meets the requirements of the Ministry of Health and will delight drivers with new options. Specialists of SberAuto and SBER EAPTEKI have compiled a list of recommendations for self-collection of a car first aid kit.
First, you need to study in detail the composition of the first-aid kit officially approved in the decree.
“There are subtleties in the composition of the first-aid kit, and, for example, if you forget to put one of the types of bandage in it (according to the rules, there should be two types of gauze bandages), it will not meet the requirements.”
First aid instructions are best printed out and carried with you in the car at all times. This will help provide timely assistance in an emergency.The first aid kit will ideally be supplemented with a small flashlight, pen and notepad for writing down important information. Sorbents, pain relievers and antipyretics, an antiseptic, an eye wash solution, a cooling bag are also useful.
It should be a rule to check the expiration date of the drugs used. The driver is responsible for their application. The first aid kit itself must be located in the most convenient place for access. For example, in the back pocket of a seat or in the “glove compartment”.
“It is better to store medications associated with chronic diseases of a particular driver not in a car first-aid kit, but in a personal one.It is important that these drugs are easily accessible and stored properly. It must be remembered that medications are prescribed by a doctor, and you cannot offer any medication to a victim in an accident on your own.