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First Aid Kit

Here's a checklist of health-related items we suggest you bring with you to help you prepare for your transition to grounds. You can treat minor illnesses and injuries on your own with a personal first aid kit, and care for more serious problems until you get professional help. Here's what to include:

  • Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • Adhesive tape (1" wide)
  • Antacids
  • Antibacterial hand wash
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antihistamine (diphenhydramine hydrochloride - generic for Benadryl)
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Cold Pack (disposable)
  • Cough drops
  • Cotton roll and balls
  • Cotton-tipped swabs
  • Decongestant (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride - generic for Sudafed)
  • Digital thermometer
  • Elastic bandage (3" wide) (Ace wrap)
  • EpiPen if you have had one prescribed
  • Flashlight (and extra batteries)
  • Gauze pads
  • Pain relief medicine (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen)
  • Scissors
  • Tissues
  • Sunscreen
  • Hydrocortisone cream

It is advisable to include any prescription medications in your kit. If you are a diabetic, make sure you bring adequate quantities of your supplies for glucose monitoring and insulin administration. You may purchase needle containers at student health to dispose of your syringes and blood monitoring equipment. You may also purchase extra syringes with a prescription from the Student Health Pharmacy.

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