More and more we hear about the dangers of nuclear explosions and atomic fallout. While it’s important for us to learn all we can about atomic fallout, it’s equally important, if not more so, to learn about first aid supplies and atomic fallout. Fallout is a term used to describe leftover radiation from a nuclear explosion. It’s given this name because the radiation “falls out” from the atmosphere where the explosion took place. It may refer to the radioactive dust that comes as a result of a nuclear explosion. It becomes radioactive contamination, which can cause food chain to become contaminated. Because this fear is something that can become a reality, it’s imperative to know about first aid supplies for atomic fallout.
Although first aid kits and first aid supplies may be similar in most emergencies, they may all be slightly different as well, depending on the circumstances. For instance, first aid supplies for atomic fallout may be slightly different than first aid supplies for an emergency inside the home because in the home you will have most of your normal surroundings. However, even when stocking your first aid supplies for atomic fallout, you will still need the basic first aid supplies.
Basic first aid supplies will consist of bandages, elastic tape, gauze, antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone cream, Ace bandage, antiseptic wipes, ibuprofen and emergency telephone numbers. It’s important that you always have a first aid kit in your home as well as your car. Giving emergency medical car can make the difference of an injury not becoming more serious. Often injuries where bleeding has occurred can turn into a serious injury if bleeding is not stopped. Blood clot spray or powder is an important item to have in your first aid supplies for the home as well as your first aid supplies for atomic fallout. This will force the blot to clot, which can prevent excessive bleeding, complications and possible bleeding to death.
In the case of an atomic fallout caused by nuclear explosion, chances are you will not have power, telephones or any of the necessities you normally have in your daily life. First aid supplies for atomic fallout should consist of flashlights (more than one), a few sets of batteries, portable radio, a fully stocked first aid kit, and canned goods. Not only is it important that you have a first aid kit and first aid supplies for atomic fallout, but it’s also important that each family member know where these things are located. Many families do a “mock drill” similar to tornado drills that take place in schools. This is to assure that everyone in the family know what to do and where the first aid supplies for atomic fallout or, even a normal emergency, are located. This can make a difference of life and death.