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First Aid At Home

Knowing your options is the first step in getting appropriate help when needed. Arm yourself so you can react quickly when something happens. No one plans on an injury or even a bee sting.

Learn simple first aid to treat minor cuts and illnesses right away. Keep a well-stocked first aid kit and first aid reference book handy.

Common First Aid Items:

  1. Aloe and calamine lotions
  2. Antibiotic ointment
  3. Ice pack
  4. Antiseptic wipes
  5. Band-Aids
  6. Sterile pads, tape, scissors
  7. Benadryl
  8. Isopropyl alcohol

Medicine Cabinet Items:

1. Thermometer and fever reducers
2. Ice pack and heating pad
3. Anti-diarrhea medication
4. Antacids
5. Ace bandage
6. Pedialyte
7. Witch hazel
8. Decongestant

If you have a true emergency, don't wait call 911 in the USA or go directly to an Emergency room. Below are some numbers from around the world in case you need to know them.

An emergency is defined as a medical condition that includes acute (sudden) symptoms of severity that it could:

  1. Place the health of the person in serious jeopardy.
  2. Cause serious impairment of bodily functions
  3. Cause serious dysfunction of any body organ or body part. Examples are:
  4. Loss of limb
  5. Chest pain
  6. Serious bleeding
  7. A broken bone
Australia 000
Canada 911
Denmark 112
Finland 112
France 15
Germany 112
Hong Kong 999
Ireland 112
Israel 101
Italy 118
New Zealand 111
Philippines 166
Singapore 995
Switzerland 144
United Kingdom 112
United States 911

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