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Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by ArkansasFan30, Feb 8, 2013.
nylaw, sourcing all of those supplies for a FAK would take 6 months, and it would drive me crazy! I would love to have a medic's bag like that, but in a duffel style with a shoulder strap, instead of a fanny pack. I'll have to look around for one.
Major trauma backpack that stays in car. (Airway stuff in upper pocket, large Sams Splints in back panel).
Do you have a text that lists the contents of this kit. Looks like a nice kit to have in vehicle/trailer or home. Was this a kot or Did you assemble it sepretly?
As I was redistributing some nitrile gloves the other day into packs it made me wonder if anyone else does this. I fold up two gloves in each small ziplock (hobby store bags) for storage in various places (FAK, Toolbag, etc)
The reason is because I don't want contaminants touching other gloves when I go to grab a pair. Also saves time if you need to give a pair to someone
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Epic kit, whats your background and intended use for the kit? is the epipen issued or pr. prescription? i think its the first time i have seen any one on here carry the H&H wound seal kit, wild guess your a combat medic?
Did the EMT thing way back in the late 70's early 80's, Was into rock climbing at the time, helped teach mountain rescue and extradition and involved with ski patrol. Did some volunteer work to maintain certification for a while, worked enough car and motorcycle accidents to feel the need to have a more extensive kit in the car. Epipen is prescribed, daughter has shellfish allergy. Combat stuff, because I shoot, and I'm around firearms. Good eye on the H&H, sucking chest wounds suck. Some of the stuff in this kit is above my pay-grade, (suture kit, surgical stapler, Ophthalmoscope) but I often find myself the company of people with those skill sets.
I've been carrying this Altoids FAK almost every day for close to two years:
- Altoids tin
- Knee/Elbow Bandage
- x2 Knuckle Bandages
- x2 2"x 2" Gauze Pads
- x2 5/8" x 1-1/2" Bandages
- x3 "Regular" Bandages
- x3 Alcohol Prep Pads
- x4 Butterfly Bandages
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Burn Cream
- Anti-Itch Cream
- Blistex Packet
- Splinter Out
- 2x2 Moleskin
- Salt Packet
- Victorinox Classic SD
- Safety Pin
- First Aid Guide
That image tag is broken. Here, I rehosted it on imgur for you.
Mine doesn't have any logic at all, I just crammed everything I found to be useful in there
IMG_0493 by Gilatabar Glabu, sur Flickr
IMG_0494 by Gilatabar Glabu, sur Flickr
So we got :
- About 7 alcohol wipes
- A LOT of band-aids for small cuts
- 4 Gauze pads
- 2 NaCl solutions
- 2 heater pads
- Blister band-aids
- 2 sterile gloves in a seperate bag
- 2 tea thingies I got with an emergency ration, also has 2 or 3 water purification tablets in there
That's about it. It fits in my work jacket when at work, or in my bag when on the motorcycle or anywhere else really, it's not that big.
I'm planning to remove some of the band-aids, there's too much of them Replace them with like burn cream, and a lot of other things. I'll bring it to India this summer, along with a box full of various meds (stomach, pain, allergies, cuts...)
Any reason for the sterile gloves?
Simple med kit.
2 sizes of bandages
Probably should put something in there for infections, though I rarely get them, they'd be useful for others.
I use 10cc flushes. They are single use, easy to direct, and you can place pressure behind he saline to force out debris in a wound or from your eye. I've found it to be very effective. I work for an EMS service, so I have easy access to them.
Paramedic. With that being said, I would strongly advise that you are on duty operating under a medical director's license before performing needle chest decompression. I know paramedics who have been on the job for 15-20 years that have only done needle chest decompression 2-4 times in their entire career. I know that some law enforcement agencies train their officers in the application of needle chest decompression too.
I really like your idea of using the pelican case to carry your FAK. I use a hardened case made by otter box to carry IV catheters. I use a pelican case to carry my Smith Optics sunglasses. It works perfectly.
Extradition? Do you mean evacuation perhaps?