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7 Unusual First Aid Products

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A well stocked first aid kit can help you get out of an emergency situation. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a kit available when they need it. That's where unusual first aid products come in. The six items on this list can be surprisingly handy when the unexpected strikes. Make sure you have them on hand. 7 Unusual First Aid Products Safety Pins: Chances are you already have a few of these hanging around. Safety pins are useful for holding bandages together to help cover a wound. Sterilize the sharp end and you have the perfect tool...

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First Aid Kit Basics: Bandage Types

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If there's one thing a first aid kit wouldn't be complete without, it's bandages. The variety of bandage shapes, sizes, and materials can be a little overwhelming for anyone unfamiliar with first aid. Get to know your first aid kit a little better by familiarizing yourself with the basic bandage types available in most kits. First Aid Kit Basics: Bandage Types Adhesive Bandage Adhesive bandages are something you've most likely encountered in your day to day life. Each bandage features a strip of flexible material that is sticky on one side, a small piece of absorbent pad, and a coated...

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First Aid Kit Basics: First Aid Tools

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No well-stocked first aid kit is complete without a variety of tools. Having what you need on hand the moment you need it can be the difference between safety and disaster. Here are six common first aid tools you need on hand for a fully stocked kit. First Aid Basics: Six Important First Aid Tools Tweezers: You may be familiar with using tweezers for beauty purposes, but plucking errant eyebrows are just the beginning of their uses. A good pair of tweezers will help you through a number of first aid situations, including removing splinters, detaching ticks, and getting rid...

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First Aid Kit Basics: Medication 101

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There are several things that no first aid kit is complete without. One of those categories is medications. Whether you're putting together a first aid kit for home, for work, or for travel, here's what you need to know about including medications. Types of Medications You'll Find in a First Aid Kit: Pain Relievers: This is the most common type of medication you'll find in a first aid kit. It's a must-have if you're stocking a kit on your own. There are several types of common pain relievers to choose from. Acetaminophen (or Tylenol) treats pain. Though it is generally...

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First Aid Tips for a Safe, Happy Holiday

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The holidays can be an unforgettable time of connection and joy. On the other hand, they can also trigger an unforgettable trip to the emergency room. With so much to do and so many people gathered in one place, it's easy for mishaps to occur. Make sure your holiday is safe and happy by taking these first aid tips into consideration. Five First Aid Tips for a Safe, Happy Holiday Weed Out Broken Decorations: Holiday decorations are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. Broken ornaments may have sharp edges that can lead to cuts. Old lights may not meet...

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