Advanced Emergency First Aid Kit

Emergency First Aid Kit

This page contains information about the advanced emergency first aid kit. This kit is usually available to professional health individuals, and not many homes possess this kit.
Emergency preparedness is very essential if you want to increase your survival chances and that of your family in case of a national or local disaster. It pays to be prepared, and it pays to have knowledge of what to do in disasters. Please note that there is also a more basic kit, which you can find a link at the bottom of this page.

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Advanced Emergency First Aid Kit

This emergency medical kit is designed for someone with extensive medical training and would allow one to cope with 90% of common medical problems including some surgery, spinal and regional anaesthesia, and general anaesthesia with ketamine, treating most common infections and medical problems, and moderate trauma. This list may seem extreme, but is designed for a well-trained person in a worst-case scenario. Even though it is a long list, it all packs down. This sort of amount of equipment packs into two medium size nylon multi-compartment bags and a Plano rigid 747 box. Check here for a list of a less advanced Survival First Aid Kit.

  • Bandages and dressings
  • Large gauze dressings
  • Small gauze squares
  • Combat dressings
  • Petroleum gauze squares
  • Plastic bags
  • Bandaids - assorted sizes and shapes
  • Elastoplast dressing
  • Steri-Strips - assorted sizes
  • Tincture of Benzoin
  • Roller (elasticised + cotton) bandages (2in/4in/6in)
  • Triangular bandages
  • Safety pins
  • Cotton buds
  • Paper tape (1/2 in/1in)
  • Sleek tape (1/2in/1in)
  • Plaster of Paris (or fibreglass) roller bandages (4in/6in)
  • Eye patches

Airway

  • Oropharyngeal airways
  • Nasal airways (nasal trumpet)
  • Resuscitation facemask with one-way valve
  • Self-inflating resuscitation bag
  • Endotracheal tube/ Laryngoscope

Assessment

  • BP cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Otoscope
  • Small Torch (flash light)
  • Thermometer (rectal for children)
  • Multi-dip. urine test strips
  • Pregnancy test kits
  • Fluorescein eye strips (+ some liquid tears to wet the strips)

Other

  • Small eye magnet (for FB's)
  • Space blanket
  • Air splints (arm/long-leg/short-leg)
  • SAM splints
  • Sterile and un-sterile latex gloves
  • Scrub Suits

IV Kit

  • Normal Saline or Hartmans
  • Haemaccel or Pentaspan (a colloid resuscitation fluid)
  • IV giving sets - maxi-sets + standard sets
  • Blood collection bags + filter giving sets
  • Syringes 2/5/10/20 mL
  • Needles 20/22/24 gauge
  • IV cannulas 16/20/24 gauge
  • Spinal needles 22 gauge
  • Leur locks/Heparin locks
  • Saline for flushes
  • Tourniquet
  • Alcohol Wipes

Dental Kit

  • Oil of cloves
  • Zinc Oxide paste
  • Dental mirror
  • Sharp probe
  • Compactor
  • Extraction forceps
  • Elevators

Surgical Kit

  • Mayo scissors
  • Dissecting forceps
  • Small + medium needle holders
  • Small curved clamps
  • Small straight clamps
  • Large curved clamps
  • Scalpel Handle + Blades (size 11, 12, 15) or disposable scalpels
  • Small Bone Saw
  • Lift- Out obstetric forceps
  • Emergency Obstetric Kit (includes cord clamps, bulb suction etc)
  • Suture Material Vicryl; 0, 2-0
  • Chromic 0, 2-0
  • Dermalon 0, 2-0
  • Surgical stapler and remover
  • Heimlich flutter valve
  • Chest drains – various sizes
  • Drainage bottles or Flutter valves
  • Penrose drains
  • Foley Urethral Catheters – 16 French (most useful size)
  • Urine Bags
  • Nasogastric (NG) tubes + spigots
  • Heavy duty scissors

Medications

  • Povidone - iodine Prep antiseptic skin prep
  • and/or Alcohol prep antiseptic skin prep
  • Chlorhexidine and cetrimide antiseptic hand wash
  • Benalkium Chloride Antirabies skin wash
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Paracetamol (Tylenol) oral mild analgesic
  • Aspirin oral wonder drug
  • Diclophenac oral mod analgesic (NASID)
  • Morphine IV/IMSC strong analgesic
  • Naroxone IV antagonist to morphine
  • Ketamine IV/IM IV anaesthetic
  • Diazepam IV hypnotic/sedative
  • Atropine IV pre-med/poison anti
  • Lignocaine (Lidocaine) IV local anaesthetic
  • Metoclopramide (Reglan) anti-emetic
  • Augmentin oral/IV penicillin antibiotic
  • Metronidazole oral anaerobic antibiotic
  • Cefaclor oral cephalosporin antibiotic
  • Ceftriaxone IV cephalosporin antibiotic
  • Ciprofloxacin oral quinolone antibiotic
  • Mebendazole oral antiparasitic
  • Co-trimoxazole top antifungal
  • Adrenaline IV/IM (USA = Epinephrine)
  • Salbutamol inhaler asthma/anaphylaxis
  • Rehydration formula dehydration
  • Benadryl &/or Claritin oral antihistamine
  • OTC Cough suppressant
  • Betnesol oral steroid
  • Hydrocortisone IV/cream steroid
  • Loperamide oral antidiarrheal
  • Ergometrine &/or Oxytocin IV/IM ecbolic for PPH
  • Neomycin eye drops
  • Prilocaine eye drops local anaesthetic
  • Starr Otic Drops antibiotic ear drops
  • Mupirocin (Bactroban) top topical antibacterial cream
  • Gamma Benzene Hexachloride topical for scabies and lice
  • Water for injection/normal saline for injection
  • Oral Contraceptive Pills
  • Condoms/Cervical Caps/Diaphragms

Check here for a list of a less advanced Emergency First Aid Kit, which contains much less items than the advanced one, but doesn't need as much training.