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Vehicle medical kits....

Discussion in 'Health' started by kinetik873, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. kinetik873

    kinetik873 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any EMS/Firefighters out there? First of all, THANK YOU for what you do.
    I keep a vehicle trauma kit in my truck, with a few IV bags, quick clot, HEM-CON dressings, Blue bag, sam splint, tourniquets, ACE wrap, Petrogauze, Asherman chest seals and gloves. Am I missing anything? Any recomendations? Ive rolled onto some nasty accidents in the past and all I had was the shirt on my back to stem bleeding. I follow the boy scout motto of be prepared. Im not an EMT (yet) so the IV bags are questionable I know (more for those rough mornings after) but how is everything else?
    Thanks,
    Josh
     
  2. EEtaco

    EEtaco Well-Known Member

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    Volunteer firefighter here.

    I usually keep basic dressings and gloves along with an ambu bag, OPA/NPA's, some ears, and a bp cuff.
     
  3. Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Your kit sounds pretty good to me. To be honest, I don't have ANYTHING resembling a first aid kit in my truck. I think I have some double sided sticky tape in my glove box, maybe a tube of superglue. Thats about it!
     
  4. jr114

    jr114 Well-Known Member

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    i honestly dont carry anything. out here in southern cali, we are fortunate enough to have fire stations around everywhere. typical response times run 5-6 minutes from station dispatch. so the tcs i have rolled up to off duty, theres only time to call it in, make patient contact and start a mental triage and start assessing priority patients. by then theres at least an engine and rescue rolling up to help out. so kind of no need to carry anything.
     
  5. thebigk

    thebigk 6 Double 5 3 2 1

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    Wow...I was a firefighter/EMT for 7 years and never carried anything like that in my personal vehicle.

    I carry a little box in the console with band-aids, ibuprofen, antacids, and pepto pills...lol....my day to day meds!
     
  6. Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    I carry a BLS bag but Im not really going to get caught up in the legal issues of having to much shit on a scene if Im not working in that district. You start spiking bags in random areas you might have a little problem. The use of my bag is mostly personal and used on friends and what not camping and 4 wheeling. I have suture material and stuff like that if Im out in the boonies but I am not about to do to much on someone I have no ties to because I like my license and job.
     
  7. Doc.SS

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    I have duct tape, some paper bags, a few rags and a belt. If I can't help beyond that, they're screwed.

    There is a LOT of things that can be handled with duct tape...lol
     
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