Prev NEXT  

Advertisement

7 Key Things to Put in Your Emergency Kit

7

Waiting Room Bag

Unless you're prone to frequent ER visits, you don't need to have a pre-packed bag. Instead, compile a checklist of things to bring to the hospital for each family member.  Briefly discuss in your family meeting what you must have at all times. Most children have one comfort item, which is a necessity in the case of an emergency. Remember daily medications/monitors, glasses or contact lenses, and other necessary devices.

For example:

Advertisement

  • Dad: cell phone, Blackberry for work, diabetes medication or monitor
  • Cindy Lu: shaggy dog toy, retainer, inhaler
  • Mom: reading glasses, cell phone, address book

If young children will be accompanying you to the ER, take along some coloring books, or word puzzles, to occupy them while they are waiting. Hand-held audio players or video games are OK, too, but remember to pack headphones and batteries.

Related Articles

UP NEXT

How to Stay Warm in Your Freezing-cold Office

How to Stay Warm in Your Freezing-cold Office

HowStuffWorks looks at some creative ways to stay warm when your office is cold, like self-heating pet pads, kids gloves and stadium blankets.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


Advertisement


Recommended

Advertisement

Advertisement