For some emergency situations, a standard first aid kit may not be sufficient. First aid kits are great for bumps and bruises, but for more severe injuries a trauma kit or emergency bag will have a wider range of supplies.
Trauma kits are ideal for medical professionals, military personnel, and large industrial workplaces because of their expanded contents. However, first responders in other settings would find the variety of tools in a trauma kit helpful also. When preparing for extreme emergency situations, having a trauma kit readily available could be the difference between life and death. There can be over 200 items in a trauma kit, here are some other of them;
• Cervical collar
• Blood Pressure Cuff Kit
• Universal splint
• Multi trauma dressings
• Scalpel handle and blades
• EMT shears
For emergency responders, time is of the essence. Being able to work quickly and efficiently is a huge part of the job. To help the emergency responders do their job better, special emergency bags are used so they can arrive at the scene with the proper tools they need to save lives. Available with wheels or as ergonomic backpacks, emergency bags easily open to reveal all tools and supplies needed packed in separate compartments. This enables emergency bag users to quickly find the tools they need for the situation and tend to the injured person.
Aside from efficiency, emergency bags consider the needs of the profession. Many emergency bags are designed to hold a StatPack drug, IV, or intubation module and can be made from a blood borne pathogen-resistant material.