Friday, January 20, 2012

A First Aid Kit is a MUST

One of the things about being a nurse is that it's not a nine-to-five job you can leave behind at the office. You're a nurse 24/7. And many times you're called upon by family and friends for advice and assistance with their medical issues. Just remember you aren't to diagnose or prescribe.

And then there are the times when you're depended upon to provide First Aid or to be the team's nurse or the scouting troop's nurse, etc. For this you really need to carry your own First Aid Kit.

Trust me, don't rely on the team or group to provide one. If they do, you're lucky. However, I always like to have my own kit available anyway because I know what's in there, and what I can trust to be used. You never know how long someone else's kit has been around or what it's been exposed to, and what supplies it has or is missing.

Recently, I was sent a First Aid Kit to review from Magid Glove & Safety, and I have to say I love it. It has all the things you might need and it's neatly organized and packaged. You can re-order items you've used up and there's room to add in a few things of your own. This model is wall mountable so you can locate it easily in your home or office. I'd suggest having one in your car too.

Everyone should have a kit on hand for emergencies. This is a great kit and would make a nice gift. It certainly works for being that team nurse.


One note of caution: you shouldn't rely on it as your base for bandages, etc., because you won't have them when an emergency happens, but you can certainly keep a box of bandages and antibiotic ointment right next to the kit for everyday needs. 

images courtesy Magid Glove & Safety Manufacturing Company LLC



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