First Aid Kit

Ameera Haque, Staff Writer

First aid kits are a necessity in any home. The Red Cross Foundation suggests keeping these following supplies in a kit within close reach.

For a family of four these supplies are suggested (adjust equipment as needed):

Two absorbent compress dressings

25 adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

One adhesive – 10 yards x 1-in. cloth tape

Five antibiotic ointment packets

Five antiseptic wipe packets

One emergency blanket

One instant cold compress

Two pair of non-latex gloves

Two Hydrocortisone ointment packets

One 3 in. gauze roll bandage

One roller bandage 4 inches wide

Five 3 in. x 3 in. sterile gauze pads

One tweezer