Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand can help you deal with everyday injuries on the road and at home. Stock up on first-aid supplies and put together a first-aid kit for both your home and your car. If you already have a first-aid kit for each, go through it and make a note of anything you may need to restock. Basic items you’ll need are:

• Bandages in various sizes

• Gauze pads and rolls of gauze

• Antibiotic ointment and an antiseptic

• A cold compress, and

• An elastic wrap

You can also buy a first-aid kit at your local drug store, if you would rather not put together one of your own.