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What is a first aid kit?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A first aid kit is a collection of items that can help in giving immediate treatment after an injury or illness. You can either buy one that is already assembled, or you can create one yourself. If you are creating your own, make sure that you have thorough supplies - you will need bandages, tape, cold packs, gauze, ointments, medications, and more. You can look on the Internet for a more detailed list of what to include.

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