Emergency Preparedness Class
Preparing your Home for Disaster
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Price Third Ward
March's class was in my opinion a success, and struck new interest in Basic First Aid. The
classes have been opened to the Stake and there were approximately 23 people who
attended this class.
Sister Coreena Johnson started this class, with discussing our Emergency Plan for our Ward.
She talked about having Area Captains for certain areas throughout the Ward. Also she
about Hannah Knott having been hit on Highway 10, and asked that members would also try
to help the family by donating to a gift basket that would be sent up for the family of Hannah. If
you would like to know about updates on her condition, you can now find that in our
News
Section.

After Sister Johnson finished, she turned the time over to Brother David Anderson. He gave
us a list of putting together a basic first aid kit, plus mentioned a few things that he keeps in
his first aid kit that isn't on the list.

The first thing he said, is "If it's ugly, cover it up". Often people cannot stomach the sight of
blood, or open wounds. So, "If it's ugly, cover it up". Also he talked about what we can see
may not be the worst of any injuries. If a person is alert and can speak, talk to them. Ask them
where it hurts.

One of the things he says that he keeps in his first aid kit is a small notepad and pencil. That
way he can take notes as to what he has done or found out about a certain person. Now with
our family we may be able to keep things straight just with one person, but then when help
arrives, will we remember everything that was done, or was injured. I believe a notepad and
pen or pencil is an excellent thing to add to our kits.
Another thing he talked about that wasn't on the list, was a flashlight. A flashlight can be used
in a situation where things are dark, or also to check for someone's eyes to dilate. Eyes will
still dilate if someone is unconscious.

The list that he gave us came from the American Red Cross, and is as follows:

2 - absorbent compress dressings (5x9 inches)
25 - adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
1 - adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
5 - antiseptic wipe packets
5 - antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
2 - packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
1 - blanket (space blanket)
1 - breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
1 - instant cold compress
2 - pair of non-latex gloves (size: large)
2 - hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
scissors
1 - roller bandage (3 inches wide)
1 - roller bandage (4 inches wide)
5 - sterile gauze pads (3x3 inches)
5 - sterile gauze pads (4x4 inches)
Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass)
2 - triangular bandages
Tweezers
First aid instruction booklet


Due to the amount of interest in having more first aid instruction, there will be a mini class
series at the next emergency preparedness class. The date and time will be announced soon.