Tips for choosing first aid kit

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When traveling, working in harsh environment, or doing activities in extreme condition, you need to get prepared for the possible injuries. First aid kit is the handiest medical-tool to accommodate a fast response to harm, but for choosing one, you need to consider these following factors.

What the first aid kit is for

For travel by car, there are auto first aid kits available in the market. Usually, the kit contains bandages, adhesive tape, antibiotic, antiseptic, and cotton. This universal aid kit treats minor injuries, like a small cut, bruises, or scrapes. For long travel, you can either make yourself a medical kit with more complete medicines or buy the pre-made one.

white gauze 33Another type is adventure medical kit. This kit is a requirement for mountain climbing, hiking, tracking or other outdoor activities. If in other cases the packaging is not as important as the medication inside, outdoor activities are vulnerable to rain, water splash, fall, and sharp objects.

In both travel and adventure purpose, mind other people with whom you are going to use the medical kits. It is best to select medical grade plastic made medical kits to avoid an allergic reaction when applied. This material is also durable and recyclable.

Have you got any training?

Some medical kits come with instruction, and the others require training. Professional aid kit may contain CPR mask, stethoscope, glucose gel, and splint. Performing CPR without training can be dangerous. Pressure on the chest, if done improperly, can break the ribs. Even with CPR mask, the person suffering cardiac arrest may still need rescue breath, depending on his/her condition.

Adventure medical kit usually has blood-stopping gauze and tourniquets. For this case, make sure you have the training first to perform the blood-stopping procedure. Or, just prepare the medical kits that come with clear use-instructions.

Consider these additions

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Cutting tools

Compact first aid kit may not include cutting tools. A small scissor or cutter will come handy when needed, especially for applying gauze, splint, or bandage.


Tweezers are useful to pick splinters or dirt from an open wound. Silicon or soft-plastic based tweezers are preferable for their elasticity.


Prepare oral antihistamine as an addition to your first aid kit. Bug sting or poisonous plants can cause a skin rash or respiratory problem.

Medical gloves

Medical gloves can keep you safe from contamination. Especially if you intend to prepare the medical kit for outdoor exploration/sport.



How To Cope With Low Vision


If you have a poor or low vision, then you must be finding it difficult doing some of your routine activities. These may include cooking, watching television and cooking. You may also be concerned about other matters like your job. Some tips can help you cope with your low vision and go about doing your daily routine.

Simple tips for coping with your low vision

Find a support system


Low vision is common amongst aging adults. These adults tend to feel lonely, and this affects their low vision problems. You can get a friend in your area or a support system. They help to give you trick and tips that will help you cope with this problem in the best manner possible.

Label your stuff

You should put large stickers on stuff that you use regularly. You may choose to use puffy paint to give texture to the label on the various stuff. This helps you to identify the objects you want to use with much ease.

Use contrasting colors

To make identification easy, it is advisable that you use dark pieces of clothes on the edge of your bed or table. This will help you to avoid bumping into the beds or the tables when walking around.

Organize yourself

You need to put all the items you need in the right place. Doing this helps you to locate them faster whenever you need to use them. Organizing your stuff can take some time, but it is worthwhile since when you are done getting your stuff will be easy.

Get help

It may be hard for you to ask for help. There are however people who are very ready to assist you if you have vision problems. Besides a lot of low vision groups can provide you the necessary need. Today many low vision groups can take care of people with low vision.

Use the correct devices

healthrightsvbdhfjgkIf you have a problem with your vision, then you need to use devices and gadgets that have bigger screens. You can choose a watch with big buttons and big face for example. This helps you to change the channels, tell the time or even weigh yourself with much ease.

These are some of the ways you can try to help you cope with low vision problems. It only calls for confidence for you to deal with these problems. Encouragement from friends and family can also help you to live happily with your low vision problem.