Discussion in 'Medical - First Aid, Health & Medicine' started by fixer, Nov 27, 2016.
No shit. Thats the best premade kit ive seen to date for the price than.q
Just a couple of observations:
When you see the phrase "Israeli bandage" be careful. A lot of companies are selling the Israeli equivalent of the old USGI field dressing which is not the Izzy bandage most of us think of.
All tourniquets are not created equal. I highly recommend you do your research.
Those meds and other items are nice to have but honestly create a cluster fuck if you are seriously wounded. A blowout kit on your line gear and an expansion kit in /on the ruck is a lot better setup.
This is what I normally recommend be carried in an IFAK:
A pack of sealed sterile compressed gauze (Z-pack or kerlix)
A sterile dressing (either 4" Israeli bandage or USGI trauma bandage, OALES, etc)
A set of chest seals (either Bolin, Asherman, or Hyfin)
A roll of 2" surgical tape
A set of EMT shears
A properly sized NPA with a small pack of surgilube.
A tourniquet (CAT, SOF-T, etc.)
Duct tape rolled around a credit/gift card.
A 36" SAM splint (folded, flattened, and carried in ruck)
2 pairs of surgical gloves (nitrile or latex)
A small squirt bottle of Betadine, Provodine/Iodine, or sterile saline water.
A compact aidbag or expansion bag can be assembled and despite the large number of items on this list will fit in a small 3 day pack easily:
A Personal protection kit consisting of:
2 aluminum eye shields
2 emergency/survival blankets (mylar foil type or the heavier GI casualty blankets)
4 sets of sterile nitrile gloves
An airway management kit consisting of:
2 sets of chest seals
2 nasopharyngeal airways (NPAs) w/ Lube, 28 Fr or measured to the individuals
A fracture/immobilization kit consisting of:
1 roll of cloth medical tape 1" wide
1 roll of cloth medical tape 3" wide
2 ACE bandages 4"x4.5 yd
2 Cravats or triangular bandages w/ 2 safety pins each.
2 Sam Splints 4.25"x36"
A basic set of medical instruments consisting of:
1 set of EMT Shears
1 penlight or small LED flashlight w/spare batteries
1 headlamp w/ spare batteries
4 tongue depressors
1 set of small scissors
1 roll of duct tape
1 permanent marker
1 finger oximeter
A bandage and dressing kit consisting of:
1 box of 4"x4" sterile dressings
1 box of 4"x4" sterile gauze sponges
1 box of assorted cloth band-aids
1 tube of neosporin or similar antibiotic
1 bottle of betadine antiseptic solution
4 rolls of sterile compressed gauze (Kerlix works fine)
2 Abdominal trauma dressings, 12"
4 trauma dressings, 4"
Sterile swabs - q-tips may work however won't be sterile and should be used with an antiseptic.
Enough moleskin to cover 4 adults feet completely
An OTC medication kit consisting of small bottles/tubes:
1 small bottle of Imodium or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of Naproxen (Aleve) or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of Ibuprofen (Motrin) or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of generic 5g aspirin
1 small bottle of Sudafed or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of Benadryl or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of Calamine lotion or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of chewable baby aspirin or Bayer or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of Dramamine or generic equivalent
1 small bottle of Prilosec or Zantac or generic equivalent
1 small tube of Silvadene cream or generic equivalent
1 small tube of Hydrocortisone cream
1 small tube of Lotrimin Monistat or generic equivalent
Dental care kit consisting of:
1x dental mirror
3x dental probes/picks
2x temporary filling kits
small bottle of witch hazel
small bottle of clove oil
Remember: No matter how much Gucci gear ya got training is the most important thing you can get.
You mention an Oximeter, can you explain its use and why it is a good idea to carry one?
An oximeter can be a great little compact triage tool and will allow you to monitor pulse (and casualty oxygenation) without having your hands tied up checking distal pulses. Like any other tool it has it's ups and downs which is why I stress training. If you notice there's no decomp needle on the list - reason being without adequate initial and sustainment training it can be flat out dangerous. Good training is as important as any piece of gear.
Thank you for some an informative, comprehensive list. I will take many things from this to help complete my IFAK.
Keep the good thoughts coming.
there are lots of videos on every size med kit you could need, from novice, emt, paramedic, nurse and doctor. I combined everything and bought a bag that is the size of a paramedic bag and a small surgical kit. I bought everything separate on amazon and cost a lot less than buying a bag with prepackaged goods and I got more than a butt load of band aides. I got better deals on most of the stuff and got a bulk amount, so I could make several different bags if needed.
Anyone on here make and sell kits?
I would, but I'd need investment money, first
I could, but I'd have to do it on an order by order basis and I'd probably have to create a list of items that a person would check off as to what kind of bag they would want. I have a small gunshot wound bag, a minor injury bag and then I have the big med bag that gives surgical possibility. Depends on what a person is capable of and their needs...