West Valley Medical Center - November 13, 2018

You and your family have decided to take a holiday road trip together. You envision scenic snowy routes, countless rounds of the alphabet game, and show tune sing-alongs. But if you're not careful, it could turn into a nightmare, complete with roadside medical emergencies.

Before you embark on your next road trip, make sure that you have all the essentials you need to be fully prepared for a possible emergency.

In Case of Emergency

Bad: 44% of Americans do not have first aid kits

Worse: 48% of Americans have no emergency supplies at all

Must-Have Roadside Emergency Kit Supplies

  • Jumper cables
  • Flares or reflective triangle
  • Non-perishable food with manual can opener
  • Water: 1 gallon per person for a period of 3 days
  • Radio: hand-crankled or battery operated
  • Basic tool kit: screwdriver, pliers, wrench
  • Cat litter or sand for tire traction in mud or on ice
  • Chargers for cell phones or other devices
  • Flashlight
  • Paper map
  • First aid kit
  • Batteries
  • Blankets

Essential Basic First Aid Kit

  • Medications
  • Epi-pen for life-threatening allergies
  • Ibuprofen or aspirin
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Tweezers

Stay Charged Up

20% of Americans use cell phones for emergency info and social media for warnings and alerts.

Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Emergency Management Agency
American College of Emergency Physicians

November 13, 2018
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