Preparing a First Aid Kit for Home or Travel

W. Steven Pray, Ph.D., R.Ph., Professor of Nonprescription Products and Devices, School of Pharmacy, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK

US Pharmacist. 2001;26(6) 

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Abstract and Introduction

Pharmacists are often asked to provide advice on which nonprescription products and devices should be standard components of a home first aid kit. Occasionally, they are asked to provide the same kind of advice for first aid kits to be carried on band trips or sports outings, or to be left in an area of high propensity for injury, such as the youth activity room of a church or civic organization.

The philosophy of first aid in general is to give the patient immediate care after an accident. First aid may be sufficient alone, or the patient may need to be stabilized to allow transport to a physician without introducing the risk of further injury. In some cases, transport may not be the wisest alternative, and emergency care may be required. This article will deal with the most minor medical conditions, rather than those that require transport.

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