First Aid: Essential Supplies, By Peter Liota

The following list contains several essential items that can prove invaluable in a situation requiring first aid.

1. Sterile gauze, absorbent pads, and roll bandages – used to dress and protect wounds.

2. Nitrile gloves – to protect against both infection and communicable diseases.

3. Tweezers – useful for removing splinters and other small particles.

4. Antibiotic ointment – for protecting wounds against infection.

5. Saline solution – useful for flushing foreign materials from eyes.

6. Thermometer – used to check for a fever.

7. Aspirin and non-aspirin analgesics – for pain relief.

8. An easy-to-read list of important emergency phone numbers – for situations that require professional assistance.

9. A basic first aid manual – to help navigate and understand emergency procedures.

About the Author: A former law enforcement professional and security expert, Peter Liota has extensive experience and training in a wide range of topics including intelligence analysis, route analysis, and security logistics. Mr. Liota also holds certification in CPR, first aid, and the use of automated external defibrillators.

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