Be First Aid-Ready! Essentials for your vehicle

Be First Aid-Ready!
Be First Aid-Ready!

Having a well-stocked first-aid box can help you prepare for common injuries and emergencies; it can also aid in responding to a medical crisis efficiently. Maintaining a first aid kit in your vehicle is vital to deal with emergency situations when outdoors; this will help avoid further damage until medical help arrives. You or other motorists may suffer a bruise, bite, cut or other self-treatable injuries while traveling, this is when the first aid kit will help.

On the occasion of WORLD FIRST AID DAY 2019 which is observed on the 12th of September every year, here is a checklist for the outdoors. For children, you may keep prescribed low dose medications at hand.

  • Band-Aids, gauze pads & rolls
  • Antiseptic ointment
  • Ice pack& heating pad
  • Pain-relieving spray
  • Cream to treat burns
  • Splint kit
  • Insect repellants
  • Cotton balls & wipes
  • Thermometer
  • Curved scissors & tweezers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Saline solution for cleaning injuries 

ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO HELP TACKLE SERIOUS WOUNDS: These are the items that you may need to use during severe medical emergencies like Cardiac Arrest, choking, drowning or car accidents. Here are some items that you may stock;

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) mask for mouth-to-mouth revival
  • An EpiPen for extreme allergic reactions

ADDITIONAL E medications SSENTIALS: One may consider carrying other essential items such as anti-nausea medicine; it is also essential to carry copies of prescriptions for serious illnesses such as Asthma, etc. Importantly, having a copy of your emergency contact numbers is a must; in case the accident victim is unable to talk or his mobile is not found – these become a critical asset. For general emergencies you may carry:

  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Hats and gloves
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Drinking water and dry food items with a longer shelf life
  • Compass

Inputs by Dr. Sandeep Gore, HOD-Emergency Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Mulund

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