Improving farm safety, particularly in the event of an accident causing serious injury, can be enhanced by obtaining a simple first aid kit that costs as little as $20. Information provided by the Iowa State Extension explains the kit should contain a first aid manual, two triangular bandages, antiseptic spray, 12 large adhesive bandages, four safety pins, four sterile 2x2 inch bandages, four 4x4 inch bandages, one roll of two-inch tape, six pressure 8x10 inch bandages, scissors, two rolls of elastic tape and five clean plastic bags.

To be ready for a poisoning case, the kit should include: an emergency and/or poison control center telephone number, syrup of ipecac, two one-quart containers of clean water, tongue depressors, two small, empty plastic jars with tight-fitting lids, a can of evaporated milk, a blanket for treating shock, plastic bandages and tape and disposable rubber gloves and goggles.

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