Fortunately, if you are after a first aid kit, you can buy one from a range of stockists like chemists, grocery stores and even places that offer training, like First Aid Management. I never thought that having a well prepared first aid kit would so handy as when I recently went on holiday with my family. Usually, I will always have a fully stocked medical kit at home, a big metal tin that is kept in a good central location for all the family. Everyone knows when they need a plaster, bandage or even safety pin, they can find the kit, on the lower shelf in the laundry. But if they need any medical attention whether it is a skinned knee from the playground or sprained ankle on the sporting ground, they usually holler for me, and I grab the first aid kit!
In the car, I always have a small first aid kit on hand. I keep pretty much the same supplies as at home such as disposable gloves, saline solutions and ice pack, but also include a thermal blanket. I watched a show where someone was stuck in their car on a quiet country road after their battery died, but luckily they had a thermal blanket in their kit that kept them warm until a mechanic arrived. My recent family holiday to the seaside saw nearly every item in my first aid kit used in some way! There was a jellyfish sting on the arm, a strained calf muscle from over stretching at beach volleyball, sand particles to flush from the eyes, sunburn to soothe and a grazed knee to bandage. Having a first aid kit handy is essential to not only your family’s health, but also your own wellbeing.