I have very recently obtained a first aid qualification with my work. In fact I have a first aid certificate in First Aid At Work as well as a certificate for Infant Resuscitation and First Aid.
As a mother I am aware of the dangers that can occur in the home as well as accidents. You just never know when or how an accident could happen, and it is always best to be prepared for any incidents, especially those that do happen in your home where you aren’t able to get professional medical help straight away.
For example, it was a pretty normal day for me and the kids, I was cooking their dinner and it was time to remove it from the oven, but I got distracted by one of my children walking in behind and talking to me. I hadn’t opened the oven door all the way and as I put my arm in there in oven door slammed shut on my arm.
I didn’t really feel anything but this is a sign that the burn has gone deep and caused damage to the nerves. It didn’t looked pretty either as you can imagine but I wasn’t too concerned at the time as it wasn’t hurting me.
What should be in your kit?
- Sanitising/alcohol wipes
- Burn gel
- Sterile dressings
- Eye wash and eye dressings
- Insect/bite cream/spray
- Antiseptic cream
- Naproxen tablets (anti-inflammatory)
- Basic pain relief tablets (Ibrufen or Paracetamol)
- Distilled water for cleaning wounds