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Practical Advice

 

The First Aid Kit

It is essential to have a First Aid Kit at home, in the car, as well as on travels.

It needs to be practical, contain only essential items, and its content must be checked regularly.

Numerous First Aid Kits are available in retail shops, but it is preferable to assemble it according to individual needs.

How to put a kit together?

 

The Family First Aid Kit

The First Aid Kit at home can be kept in the pharmacy cupboard and should contain:

  • a thermometer;
  • a pack of sterile compresses;
  • a bandage ;
  • anti-allergic dressings;
  • a tubular bandage for fingers;
  • scissors;
  • hemostatic cotton wool (to stop haemorrhages).

Medications must be limited to a strict minimum:

  • Aspirin and Paracetamol;
  • a flask of colourless antiseptic.

The First Aid Kit for Travelling

In addition to the items in the Family First Aid Kit, a First Aid Kit for Travelling should contain:

European health insurance cards (previously E111 forms), which are necessary for travel;
vaccination cards;

  • a thermometer;
  • a pack of sterile compresses;
  • a bandage ;
  • anti-allergic dressings;
  • a tubular bandage for fingers;
  • scissors;
  • hemostatic cotton wool (to stop haemorrhages).

Again, medications should be limited to a strict minimum:

  • medications against motion sickness;
  • Aspirin and Paracetamol;
  • alcohol pads;
  • antiseptic bandages.

The First Aid Kit in the Car

  • anticeptic bandages;
  • a pack of sterile compresses;
  • a bandage ;
  • anti-allergic dressings;
  • a tubular bandage for fingers;
  • hemostatic cotton wool (to stop haemorrhages);
  • a rescue blanket.

Buying a First Aid Kit

 We recommend you ask your pharmacist and/or your GP for advice to assemble the kit so it is adapted to your activities and holiday destinations.

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