25 2016 Oct

A Back To School Survival Kit Is Perfect For My Classroom

2-schoolThere are some nice survival kits out there that are helpful for all sorts of different situations. You can have one for the car, for the house, for surviving out in the wilderness, and one for school, just to name a few. I work as a teacher and I find it important to have a quality survival kit that will keep my students safe should a classroom lockdown happen.

I feel a lot better about my students with a good survival kit for back to school. This kind of a kit is perfect for the needs of myself and my students. The kit has enough supplies to get through a lockdown and to have enough for about thirty people to make it through. Everything is packed into the kit in a very secure way as well.

A back to school survival kit is just what I was looking for when it comes to my job as a teacher and keeping my students safe. I like that this kit has everything that I need to keep my students fed and fueled up if we end up being stuck in the classroom or school. The kit has many useful supplies from tools to reliable lighting and hygiene products.

13 2015 Sep

First Aid Kit: The Basics

Do you have a first aid kit? Are you prepared for any mishap at home, on the go or in the great outdoors?  Make sure you have these first aid kit items handy. Most are all readily available in pharmacies, grocery stores, outdoor gear and camping stores and many other retailers. Remember, if there is a serious medical problem, call 911. If you don’t have the time to put a first aid kit together, then consider purchasing one.

Medical ID information card: Besides your name and medical number, doctor, this card should include emergency contact, blood type, medications and allergies(one for each family member). If you are unresponsive, this information, could save your life. Make sure this is in your first aid kit and a copy on the refrigerator or your family message board.

Hand sanitizer: Have clean hands ready to treat any injury.

Antiseptic wipes: Great for cleaning scrapes when there is no soap and water.

Sterile eyewash: Don’t rub those eyes that have sand or dust or other irritants, flush them out with this!

Tweezers: Good for removing splinters, glass and ticks

Antihistamine tablets: You might need these even if you thought you had no allergies, and lo and behold you start sneezing, coughing and all the other signs of an allergy to something outdoors.

Adhesive bandages: Good protection for a paper cut or a puncture wound.

Moleskin: Stronger and better for staying on blisters while you are hiking.

Nonstick 3-by-3 inch and or 4-by-4 inch gauze pads, scissors and adhesive tape for larger wounds.

5-by 9-inch absorbent compress dressings: These help stop bleeding.

Elastic wrap bandage: It sticks to itself and provides a joint with stable pressure.

Triangle bandage: Use it to wrap a head wound or as a sling.

Instant cold compress: Not near a freezer? This will help to reduce swelling and numb an injury.

Non latex gloves: Best to avoid contact w/bodily fluids and for those who have latex allergies.

Antibiotic ointment: If you’re not near soap and water, this will help protect the cut or sores from germs.

Aloe vera gel: Welcome sunburn relief, if the label indicates 100% aloe vera.

Hydrocortisone cream: This is good for swelling and itching skin relief.

Ibuprofen: Use a safe dose to alleviate pain, swelling and fever for someone injured.

Aspirin: If someone is showing signs of a heart attack, a call to 911 and a 325-milligram tablet can be lifesavers.

Thermometer: The most practical to have on hand is the oral digital type.

 

The best time to prepare for an emergency or disaster is before it happens.