FIRST AID KIT, three words for a great idea.
You have probably all seen a first aid kit. At home, in school, in the car, in large department stores…
A first aid kit is very useful for special and/or emergency situations.
What is a first-aid-kit?
A first aid kit can be a box, drawer or case containing medicines and necessary health care materials (bandages, cotton, scissors, etc.) to treat discomfort, heal small wounds or cure minor accidents (fainting, falls, cuts, etc.).
In any case, our first aid kit should be correctly identified.
Where should it be?
The first aid kit should be kept or stored in a place that is neither too hot nor too humid, and protected from light.
In both schools and at home the kit should be kept out of the reach of children.
IMPORTANT: The first aid kit should always be closed, but should be easy to open. The adults and teachers should know how to open the kit. If the first aid kit is locked, the key should be at hand for rapid opening in case of an emergency.
What should a first aid kit contain?
There can be many kinds of first aid kits. At home and in school the first aid kits are not the same as those found in hospitals or in the locker room of a sports club, though there should be a little of everything at hand in the kit.
What should a school first aid kit contain?
A first aid kit in school, or in summer camp, or for going on excursions, among others, should contain:
- Health care materials
- List of emergency telephone numbers
In the case of summer camp first aid kits, it is very useful to also include:
THE MEDICINES SHOULD BE STORED IN THEIR CORRESPONDING CONTAINER, AND EXPIRED MEDICINES SHOULD BE DISCARDED.
HEALTH CARE MATERIAL
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
A first aid kit should NEVER contain:
- Expired medicines
- Poorly preserved or identified medicines (broken cap, without a name, without the corresponding insert, etc.).
- A thermometer that doesn’t work
- Rusty scissors or tweezers
YOU CAN ALWAYS ASK YOUR PHARMACIST IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
|A first aid kit is very useful for minor discomfort or small accidents.
The kit should be well identified and orderly.
The medicines should be revised periodically.
The health care materials should be clean and ready for use when required.
IN CASE OF DOUBT, CONSULT YOUR PHARMACIST.
A first aid kit is a serious matter, though here we have a game for you. It will help you learn WHAT THE KIT SHOULD CONTAIN and not forget it.