When stocking your emergency kit remember that shops and chemists may be closed or inadequately stocked for some time. Be sure you include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. Make sure it is all within its use-by date. Take any out-of-date medication to your local chemist for safe disposal.
Keep a list of medications, dosages, allergies, medical records, doctor’s names and contact numbers for nearby clinics and hospitals.
Include any aids required such as:
- Batteries for hearing aids
- Prescription glasses
- Medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit)
- Dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups)
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