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5.11 Rush 24 BLS bag

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by CodeBru1984, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. CodeBru1984

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    Since we're discussing medical supplies here, I thought I'd show everyone pictures of my current BLS bag built out of a 5.11 Rush 24 bag. A more detailed description of its contents will follow in a reply.

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    Any questions on the equipment I carry? Feel free to ask.

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  2. CodeBru1984

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    Contents of 5.11 Rush 24 BLS bag.

    Exterior bag
    Velcro GITD med patch
    Trauma shears

    Front accessible pouch
    (2) 12x30 trauma dressing
    (4) 4x4 burn gel dressings
    (10) 4x4 sterile gauze pads
    (10) 3x3 sterile gauze pads
    (2) 5x9 cold packs
    (2) 5x9 abdominal pads
    (2) 4" roller gauze
    (2) 3" roller gauze
    (1) 15g oral glucose
    (2) 15g electrolyte powder
    (1) disposable penlight
    (1) sharpie marker

    Inner bag
    Tape
    (2) 3" co-ban
    (2) 1" medical tape

    Airway
    (1) OPA Kit
    (1) NPA Kit
    (1) bulb syringe
    (1) pocket mask
    (1) collapsable BVM

    Splinting
    (2) 6" ace wraps
    (2) triangle bandages
    (2) Sam Splints
    (1) adult c collar
    (1) pedi c collar

    Misc
    (1) BP cuff/stethoscope

    Meds box
    (6) aspirin pks
    (6) Benadryl pks
    (6) ibuprofen pks
    (5) triple antibiotic ointment
    (5) hydrocortisone ointment
    (5) 15g burn gel packets
    (30) 1x3 bandaids
    (15) finger "h" bandaids
    (15) alcohol pads

    (1) Box of medium nitrile gloves

    EDIT: I will also be adding a SWAT-T tourniquet to my circulation management section.

    EDIT: I will also be adding a disposable portable suction device to my airway management section.

    EDIT: I will also be adding small saline ampules for basic wound irrigation to my medications section.

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  3. Birkkjaer

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    Nice kit! But you lack some sort of light e.g. A headlamp
     
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  4. CodeBru1984

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    Good eye! I need to pick up something brighter than a disposable penlight.


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  5. CodeBru1984

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    Here's a detailed look at the modules of the bag.

    Circulation.

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    Airway/Breathing.

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    Splinting.

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    Miscellaneous.

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  6. bliss1976

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  7. CodeBru1984

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    If I remember correctly, WalMart.


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  8. Swe_Nurse

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    This size of kit should really have at least one windlass tourniquet, my preference would be two (which I have in my kit).
     
  9. CodeBru1984

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    I’ve updated this kit since I last updated this post. It has quick-clot combat gauze, a generation 7 CAT tourniquet, z-fold gauze, etc.

    It also has a full O2 delivery system.

    I’m currently looking at new bags as I’m out growing the current bag.


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  10. TakeDeadAim

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    If this is a personal med bag then I think you could make room by eliminating duplication and over stocking of supplies. Put 6 pair of gloves in a zip lock and ditch the entire box. You have 4x4 and 3x3 gauze pads, what could be treated by a 3x3 that a 4x4 would not work on?, Same holds true for 3" and 4" roller gauze. Your carrying lots of meds IE; aspirin and ibuprofen both are NSAD and ASA has the only real emergency use and thats 324mg chewed for chest pain suspected to be cardiac in nature (children's chewable work the best for that so a tiny bottle of those works great). 6 packs of Benadryl is way more than needed before reaching definitive care. You have burn gel gauze and burn gel packs. In reality any severe burn should be left dry and covered with a clean dressing. Alcohol pads are really of no use unless your doing injections for cleaning wounds hand sanitizer is good and also works for cleaning your hands. 30 band aids and 15 knuckle bandages is overkill. So if you cut these items you can get rid of the plastic box. You have a BVM so a pocket mask is redundant. In 27 years on an ambulance I never used two SAM splints in the same day. Hand operated suction units suck at removing the most common airway gunk (vomit), so a gloved finger will get you there. Blood and other secretions will drain themselves. If you're carrying anything but a tiny O2 tank they don't fit well in any but a large bag and are a major commitment to a personal kit. You fix any real airway emergency with a BVM. In reality you need a license to dispense medicine, including Oxygen. Even if you're a certified/licensed EMT or Paramedic you can't administer meds without medical control standing or direct orders. You are in CA, land of laws and regulations so Im certain you need authorization there. If you are trained and licensed check with your agency on what your off duty policy is.
     
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  11. CodeBru1984

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    This bag has since been reworked to eliminate most of the redundancy.

    The only meds I carry now are ASA, O2, and glucose.

    To clarify, I am an experienced EMT, and my personal bag also doubles as my event medical bag. I moonlight working part time in event medicine.

    **I function under standing orders direct from my particular event medicine agency.**

    In regards to the O2 cylinder, I utilize an M-6 (B) cylinder. It works well in the 5.11 Rush 24 Hour Bag, it allows me to stay mobile, and not be weighed down by cumbersome bags.

    -Bruce
     
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