4 Checklists for Your First-Aid Emergencies
- Check expiration dates on medication twice a year, and replace any old drugs.
- Keep the numbers of your family doctors, the local poison control center and emergency room near the phone.
- Write a short medical history of each family member and keep it accessible. So in an emergency situation, you will be able to tell medical staff relevant information about allergies, prescription medications and prior conditions or surgeries.
- There is no need to stock up on decongestants or cough syrup. Most people buy medication when they're sick; by the next time you fall ill, it may have expired.
Take Care of Yourself!