Carefully read the rules for storage of drugs.Most of the medicines recommended to be stored at room temperature, but if the package specified "cool and dark place" or "dry, cool place" - it means that the temperature in the storage area must not exceed 15 ° C.Such drugs are best stored in the refrigerator.Typically, drug storage space is allocated on the door, but do not "stir" the drug with food: Take them separate closed compartment or if this is not possible - keep it in a sealed plastic container.
main part of the home kit can be stored in a special locker, take it to a closed cabinet shelf or drawer.If you keep a first aid kit on the open shelf - Keep the medication in opaque containers or boxes, since some drugs do not like sunlight.Of course, you should make sure that children and pets do not have ac
cess to medicines.
for external and internal use should be stored separately from each other.For dressings (sterile bandages, cotton wool) better take a separate package.If your kit is small in size, that such separation is enough.If the drugs in the house too much, it is better to sort them by category - it is easier to find the right medication and put on plastic containers or heavy plastic packages with zip fastener.Medications are usually laid out on the subject (in one container - for the treatment of colds and flu, the other - the preparations for the normalization of digestion, and so on).If a family member has a chronic illness - you can make in the medicine cabinet "nominal" containers for drugs, which accepts only the man.Large sign "sections" kits.
According to statistics, the highest number of small personal accidents happen in the kitchen.Therefore, if you keep a first aid kit in the other room, it is worth thinking about how to organize one of the kitchen cabinets storage for a set of "first aid".It can be very compact (disinfectant, bandages, adhesive tape, wound healing, anti-burns), but allows you to quickly deal with minor cuts or burns on the spot of the accident.
separate issue - the organization of storage annotation to drugs.Dispose of them immediately after purchase is not desirable, even if it comes to the usual preparations that someone from the family members accept - what if the medicine is required, for example, a child and have to count a dose and remember the list of contraindications.Annotations can be stored along with the drugs in boxes, but it's not always convenient, since greatly increases the volume occupied by the first aid kit.You can store them in a separate folder - for example, a folder for files A5, sorted by alphabetical order, category or frequency of use.To simplify the search for annotations can be big, bright marker to write on the top of the page the name of the drug and its main purpose (such as "antiviral").On the same piece of a file can be placed with the dosages for different family members, notes on efficiency and other notes concerning this medication - get a kind of family reference medicines.
Every few months, it is necessary to conduct "revision" kits.Check the shelf life of drugs Emissions of expired medications.It is necessary to get rid of the drugs, the purpose of which is not known to any of the adult members of the family, as well as "unidentified" medicines (blister erased from the title, a bottle without a label, and so on).Check bandages, patches, commonly used drugs and essential drugs and make a list of what you need to buy to your home first aid kit was in full "alert".
You home should always be a set of OTC funds needed for first aid for injuries and relieve symptoms of common ailments.The minimum home kit should contain hydrogen peroxide or other disinfectant for cuts and wounds, plaster, sterile bandages, anesthetics (gels or sprays with lidocaine or benzocaine), a treatment for burns, drugs to treat colds, fever and pain relievers, antihistaminesproducts, activated carbon, ammonia and validol.Also in the "minimum set" includes tweezers, scissors, pipette and, of course, the thermometer.But the model list should be adapted to each family, taking into account the "sore points" of each individual and ensure that a part of your home first aid kit were always funds from ailments that you are exposed.