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Why do I need to check on my first aid kit?

It is important to check your first aid kit on a regular basis, usually four times a year. Medications expire, so you may need to replace old ones. If you keep a flashlight with your kit, ensure the batteries are still working. Lastly, you may need to replenish supplies that you've used in the past, so make sure that more common treatments, such as medications, bandages, and ice packs, are always available.

You need to check on your first aid kit to replace any items that are missing, add medications for family members, change out items that may have expired and check flashlight batteries.

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