Eddy County Emergency Management

FIRST AID

HAVE A FIRST AID KIT

Every household needs a First Aid Kit and when preparing for disasters, each person needs one in their Go Bag/ Emergency Kit.  You might want to consider taking a First Aid class, to be even better prepared.

Be sure your First Aid Kit contains:

  • Two pairs of Latex or other sterile gloves
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Burn ointment
  • Cleansing agent (soap, antibiotic towelettes, hydrogen peroxide)
  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
  • Thermometer
  • Eye wash solution

Other items that would be good to include:

  • Cell phone (keep it charged and bring the charger)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid
  • Laxative

Don't forget to pack any prescription medications family members take, e.g. insulin, asthma inhaler, heart medications, allergy medications.  Be sure to bring necessary medical equipment and supplies, e.g. blood glucose monitor, blood pressure cuff, syringes, etc.