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Today, we are going to help you make your own First-Aid Kit. Did you know that every year, the second Saturday of September is marked as World First-Aid Day? This important campaign is to promote how first aid can prevent injuries and save lives every day.
Maybe the last time you hurt your knees while playing, you ended up visiting the emergency room in a hospital instead of treating it at home. Or the time you ran a mild fever, your parents took you all the way to the hospital to check your temperature. Or perhaps your grandparents have a pre-existing medical condition and you need to be prepared for medical emergencies that are specific to that condition. With a First Aid kit, you can stay prepared for all kinds of home-treatable situations. A First Aid kit helps you respond effectively to any kind of emergency that requires immediate attention.
While you might find a lot of pre-made kits easily available in the market, they present their own set of problems – low-quality products, unwanted items, insufficient quantity, and a lack of organisation that makes finding what you need very difficult. Hence, it is better to have a practical kit for yourself that suits your requirements. Moreover, it is also super fun to build something from scratch and a DIY First Aid Kit is just that!
The first step to building your First-aid kit is to consider the ‘What’, ‘Why’, and for ‘Whom’ you are making the kit. A First Aid kit for a single person will be very different from a kit for a family of four. Moreover, the contents of your kit depend on how and where you want to use it – whether you are making your kit for your classroom or to carry it while going on a journey or for camping.
Let’s learn how to make a First Aid Kit using a recycled shoe box.
Regardless of the purpose of your kit, there are a few basic items that you can keep inside your box for all kinds of emergencies.
Do you already have your own First Aid kit? What are the items that you have in your kit? Do tell us in the comments below.
1. What are 5 items a first aid kit should contain?
1. Medical tape and gauze, 2. Antiseptic cream, 3. Scissors, 4. Tweezers, 5. Gloves
2. Are bandages a necessary part of a first aid kit?
Yes, they can help cover an open would and also work as a clotting tool, which prevents any bacteria from entering the wound.
3. What is the use of cotton in first aid box?
Cotton can be used to treat wounds, stem bleeding, and even to seal wounds with medical tape.
4. What are scissors used for in a first aid kit?
Scissors are needed to cut guaze, bandages and cotton for dressing a wound.
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