Trauma Kits and Emergency Bags

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

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;Trauma Kit

• Cervical collar
• Blood Pressure Cuff Kit
• Universal splint
• Tourniquet
• Multi trauma dressings
• Scalpel handle and blades
• Stethoscope
• EMT shears

Emergency Bags

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.

Special Emergency BagsAside 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.

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UK Police Cars Fitted with First Aid Kits

UK Police Officers

Lancashire police vehicles are getting automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and first aid kits to allow officers to save lives at the roadside. They hope that by having the life-saving tools on hand, that police officers can give immediate aid when they are first on the scene.

So far six of the cruisers on the Lancashire police force have been fitted with an AED and first aid kit. The officers are also getting the training they need to use the equipment properly. A total of 70 officers are being trained already to use the AEDs and contents of the first aid kit. They will now be able to diagnose and treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. This will allow police officers to re-establish an effective heart rhythm until EMT workers arrive.

Inspector Andy Trotter said, “Our road policing officers patrol 270 miles of motorway, along with rural roads, which are often far away from immediate ambulance reach.” They hope that by having officers with the proper life-saving equipment and training can help save lives at the scene of road collisions. It is proven that every minute that passes when someone goes into cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decreases by up to 14 percent.

The first aid kits contain items like a tourniquet and blood clotting packs, which are used to stem life-threatening continuous bleeding. By having officers with proper training and effective life-saving devices on hand they can give people in life-threatening crashes the best chance of survival.