Self-care supplies

The supplies listed below are useful to keep on hand in your home health center. They are inexpensive, easy to use, and available in any drugstore or pharmacy.

  • Adhesive strips, such as Band-Aids, in assorted sizes
  • Adhesive tape, 1 in. (2.5 cm) wide
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Sterile gauze pads, 2 in. (5.1 cm) square
  • Elastic (“Ace”) bandage, 3 in. (7.6 cm) wide
  • Roll of gauze bandage, 2 in. (5.1 cm) wide
  • Cotton balls
  • Safety pins

Last Updated: May 1, 2008

Author: Caroline Rea, RN, BS, MS

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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