We spend a lot of time in the car. Everyone does these days. We have errands to run, kids to take to friends house’s and to sports. We have road trips we plan. We just spend a lot of time in the car. Emergencies and accidents don’t just happen when we are at home or in someone’s house. They happen everywhere, when we least expect them. And that includes in the car, or on the side of the road. So you should always have a first aid kit in your car. Reedman Toll Nissan of Drexel Hill wants you make sure you are safe when you are driving around Drexel Hill or anywhere.
When I was searching the last time for things that I should have in our first aid kit, I found a lot of lists. I trust the one provided by the Red Cross most of all. These are the things that they suggest we have in out car first aid kit, for a family of 4. While we are bigger than a family of 4, we don’t always have everyone with us.
- 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
- 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
- 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
- 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
- 5 antiseptic wipe packets
- 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
- 1 blanket (space blanket)
- 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
- 1 instant cold compress
- 2 pair of non-latex gloves (size: large)
- 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
- 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
- 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
- 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
- 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
- Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass)
- 2 triangular bandages
- First aid instruction booklet
- Charged Cell phone: an old cell phone that still works, even though it doesn’t have service, can still call 911. Keep one of the old ones you have in the first aid box, just in case.
No one wants to have to use their first aid kit. But it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.