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Old 10-02-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Are you prepared for an emergency? - Rapides Regional Medical Center

For a free, 11x17 poster of general first aid guidelines, please contact Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Community Education at (318) 769-3106.

I'm not sure if the poster is available for all areas, but this is a great list we can all follow for a first aid kit at our own homes:

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The American Red Cross recommends that all first aid kits for a family of four include the following:
  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5x9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 5 antibiotic ointment packs (approximately 1 gram)
  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket)
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of non-latex gloves (large)
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissors
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4x4)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • First aid instruction booklet.
In addition to your first aid kit, the experts also recommend these additional items be included for a “Hurricane Safety Kit:”
  • Essential medications
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Canned food and can opener
  • Bottled water
  • Protective clothing, rainwear and blankets
  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
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