What's In Your AT Home Medic Kit for Family Emergencies

  1. I have a daughter with lots of allergies and very brave with stunts. My son, hardly ever gets anything but when he does I usually have to take him to the ER cause a bone is broken.

    I have the usual (and the not so usual):

    Different sizes of Band Aides
    Gauze and mini Kerlex
    Tape, Coban, Steri Strips (and Benzoidal liquid to adhere), & Occlusive Dressing
    Ointments - Triple Anitbiotic, Hydrocortizone, mini saline, some other ant-itch stuff, and Meconizol (sp?), and Blue Ice
    Spray - for Fungus and Dermablast
    Benadryl, Guiffenison, Advil, and assorted antibiotics till we make it to the Dr.
    Ice Pack in Fridge
    Gloves
    IV Start (I know a little over kill but you never know) complete w/ NS
    Ear Temp Probe
    Wrist BP Cuff
    Stethoscope
    Alcohol Wipes
    Tweezers
    Hemostat
    Baking Soda in kitchen for bee stings

    I do not think I left anything out. Is there anything anyone else would suggest?

    I may be going on a Girl Scout Adventure this summer and I know they are expecting me to "have it all". Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    I am thinking I should have an EpiPen (for severe allergies) but I am sure they are expensive and I know I would need a Dr. order for it.

    Thanks y'all and a good night to ya!

    night
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Good old triangle bandage, for use as an arm sling?
    Something (sterile NS??) with which to clean wounds?
    I always like some Telfa, hate the gauze that sticks to the weepy/wet wounds.
    Decongestant?
    Plenty of Kleenex for potential nosebleeds (I get them when extremely hot/tired, is the only reason I'd think of it; plus if you're at a higher elevation than folks are used to, you might see some).
    Tongue depressors, for possible finger injuries that need splinting
    Flashlight (hands-free, if possible)
    Paper bag, for hyperventilators (half-kidding)
    Intubation tray and C-collar (just kidding!!)
    Hope you all have lots of fun, and don't have to use anything in your kit! -- D
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    At home medic kit? . . . . .

    Scattered bandaids . . . neosporin . . . that is about it.

    steph
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    super glue...
    i also use homeopathic remedies....traumeel - arnica ointment for bumps, bruises etc, arnica tablets and rescue remedy....

    I think you've got it covered mama....

    Kate
    mom 2 3 boys....
  6. by   fins
    You probably should keep a copy of the variance from the zoning commission, that says you're allowed to run a clinic out of your house. :chuckle

    (I thought I had a fully stocked first aid kit, but I never considered IV equipment.)
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Man you guys are great - I don't even have a bandaid in my house...
  8. by   LPN4Life
    LOL, I'm laughing at this, you would think we would be better and have an At home medical kit huh? lol

    I have one bandaid, my son gets in them and puts them on everything lol

    A tube of neosporin purchased in 1990 when he was born lol

    Frozen peas in freezer for swelling

    Tweezers for splinter or glass removal
  9. by   psychomachia
    Quote from nightngale1998

    I do not think I left anything out. Is there anything anyone else would suggest?
    A cooler full of Guinness has been known to keep me alive...
  10. by   LPN4Life
    yep forgot the beer lol too funny
  11. by   nightingale
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    super glue...
    i also use homeopathic remedies....traumeel - arnica ointment for bumps, bruises etc, arnica tablets and rescue remedy....

    I think you've got it covered mama....

    Kate
    mom 2 3 boys....
    Thanks Kate... forgot about the superglue (a cheaper alternative to what else they sell at the store for wounds)... thanks.. and I will bring some rescue remedy! I bet I will need it more then anyone! And I should bring some beer for myself and the scout leaders!


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    You probably should keep a copy of the variance from the zoning commission, that says you're allowed to run a clinic out of your house.

    (I thought I had a fully stocked first aid kit, but I never considered IV equipment.)--------

    I admit, I have gone off the deep end on this one. I truly could not imagine doing the IV to a kid, expecially my daughter.

    Thanks to all for your suggestions and support.

    night
  12. by   Aneroo
    Gloves! And in the car.
  13. by   teeituptom
    also include

    Tylenol
    aspirin
    merthiolate
    tincture of Iodine
  14. by   NDivine
    My mother did the vinegar for insect bites, and perfume or alcohol for tooth ache. yuck!!!

    These days I use oil of cloves for tooth ache, wonderful!!!!

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