The medicine chest or first-aid kit should be kept well stocked and should be restocked every 6 months. The following basic supplies are useful to have on hand:
Additionally, have the following readily available:
Many people consider taking a first-aid course through the American Red Cross or some other agency. See the American Red Cross web site for more information. People may also need to prepare children for medical emergencies in age-appropriate ways.
Last full review/revision March 2013 by Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD