No one ever expects to trip and fall on the driveway. When it happens, your bleeding knee sucks less if you're prepared to deal with it. Having a first-aid kit stocked with the essentials is key to household safety.
First Aid Kit Essentials
- Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves.
- Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
- Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
- Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
- Burn ointment to prevent infection.
- Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
- Nonstick Sterile Pads: these are soft, superabsorbent pads that provide a good environment for wound healing. They are recommended for bleeding and draining wounds, burns, infections.
- Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant.
- Ice Pack
- Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. (Note: Medicines should be rotated periodically to account for expiration dates.)
- Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies or a nebulizer machine.
Things It May Be Good to Have:
- Tongue depressor blades
- Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
- Ready to eat food
- Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- CPR Mask
- Pain and fever reducers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen.
- Anti-itch medications, like hydrocortisone cream.
- An antihistamine, like Benadryl, for allergic reactions.
Make sure your school is ready for any disaster with the "Masters of Disaster" series. GO 
Adapted from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security