Here are 6 things you'll need when a crisis strikes – from the Red Cross and the Daily Mail newspaper:
- Number one: a Paper Bag - Inhaling and exhaling 10 times while holding it over your nose and mouth can stop a panic attack.
- With a simple Juice Glass you can easily remove an insect from someone’s ear. Just pour a glass full of warm water into it. The bug should float to the surface.
- The next household item you need in an emergency is Milk.If someone knocks out a tooth, put it in a baggie filled with milk until they can get to the dentist. Milk is a neutral solution that keeps the tooth from drying out, increasing the odds that it can be reinserted.
- What can you do with the Yellow Pages and a Mop? Touching someone who's been electrocuted can give you a severe shock. To insulate yourself, stand on a phone book, then move the electrical wire away from the victim with a wooden mop handle.
- The fifth thing you need in emergency: a bed sheet. An adult suffering from heatstroke should be wrapped in a sheet soaked in cold water.
- And finally – have some pantyhose on hand to support a broken collarbone or a broken arm. Just wrap a pair of pantyhose around the person's neck. Tie them loosely in a figure 8 at chest level and place the person's hand in the bottom loop.
If you want to find other simple emergency tips, log on to www.RedCross.org.