Do you believe in the saying, “Health is wealth”? It really is, and you should not take your wellness for granted. If you have elders at home and they are already on medication, or your kid is just very sensitive then it is a must for you to have the basic medical equipment at home. You have to have a blood pressure monitor, stethoscope, thermometer and hot and cold pack and basic medicine in your kit. It is also a must have to be prepared with sterile gauze, bandages, bandage strips and cotton balls just in case someone gets hurt.
It is actually a must for everybody to know how to do first aid in case of emergency, may it be a man-made accident or natural disaster. When treating a simple cut or burn, remember to use sterile gloves and cleaning agent whether you prefer a 70% alcohol or povidone iodine.
Meanwhile, in monitoring the blood pressure of the elderly, you have to be careful in using the sphygmomanometer and take note of the systolic and diastolic rates; then get the heart rate. Give the appropriate medicine to the patient before panicking and contacting the doctor. Be knowledgeable and relax your pocket for a long while after purchasing your medical equipment.