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At its core, a bug out bag is a survival kit filled with essentials that can help you get through a variety of emergency scenarios. Disaster can strike at any time, and without proper preparation, you leave yourself and your loved ones vulnerable. These are the things the human body needs to survive, no matter the situation, including:. Take your time to peruse each category, one by one, and determine which items are must-haves for your bug out bag.
You can only survive for three minutes without clean air. Few things are as important in an emergency situation as clean drinking water, since having access to fresh, safe water is an essential component of survival.
What’s in your tactical medical kit?
The best bug out bags contain the following:. Keep in mind that the average person can survive weeks without food—but only three days without water. These essentials will help you get through those crucial first moments, and give you the energy needed to tackle whatever you encounter. The clothes on your back could be the thing to save you in a survival situation. Make sure you have access to the following items in your bug out bag.
Navigate to any area from sundown to sunrise using the following bug out bag essentials:. A well-stocked first aid kit is essential for any disaster scenario.
Pack your bug out bag with the following must-haves:.
These tools can serve a multitude of purposes and may help you tackle any challenges encountered. A quality bug out bag should feature the following:. Skip To Main Content. Shopping Cart. Log in Cart 0. Bug Out Bag Essentials Checklist.
Why should you have a bug out bag? Older Post Newer Post. Learn how to build a survival shelter when you don't have shelter readily available. Learn more about the uses of Survival Paracord.Having all of the equipment available to you is only part of the equation. How you lay out a medic bag can either help or hinder your ability to treat a casualty, especially in a high-stress environment. If you are looking for a Medic Bag here are some simple guidelines:.
What Should EMTs Have in Their Cars for Medical Bags?
A Paramedic with additional equipment and drugs may need more. No matter how big your bag is you will always fill it and you have to carry it. It really does not matter. One benefit of green is that in a sea of kit bags it will stand out when you need it. Black is de rigueur for tactical teams but can look a little Rambo in a civilian environment, however, they won't look as tired and dirty as quickly as brightly coloured bags. Pouches and pockets can be great for organising kit but more does not equal better.
A 30L Carry-On suitcase sub-divided with Tupperware would look out of place but would be easier to organise and access equipment than an all-singing-all-dancing rucksack with a myriad of zips and straps.
Since we have been using and abusing the 5. At 35 ltrs it is a reasonable size for accommodate everything listed below. It can also be compressed down to reduce volume. It is reasonable sleek with very few straps or buckles which tend to snag on things. The abundance of velcro and molle webbing, however, make it very easy to add additional for extra capacity. The four internal modules can be removed or easily reconfigured.
The laptop sleeve at the rear can accommodate larger, flatter items such as a self-heating blanket or a Xcollar. Larger items such as splints or laryngeal airways can be accommodated in the full-length internal side pockets. Having a bag which can easily be laid out to support your algorithm means your medic bag also becomes a prompt. The equipment listed below is merely guidance and does not in any way advocate the use by anyone without appropriate training.
The necessary items are within the scope of anyone who has advanced First Aid training including our First Responder course and should be seen as a minimum for that level of training. Sometimes extra equipment is nice but not essential. These items should be considered by those with additional training. You are the most important person, then other people and finally the casualty.
As such your PPE should be the first things you lay your hands on. It is very easy to associate the use of gloves in First Aid as simply a barrier against blood and the risk of HIV but universal precautions are intended to protect us against all body fluids and all communicable infections. Even if there is no blood, we still glove up. Tourniquets and wound packing material should be immediately available.
Tourniquets x 2 unwrapped and set-up ready to apply. Compressed gauze. Haemostatic agents. If you have an airway problem, you have a problem now. Airway management should be at the top of the main compartment or just one zip away. Laryngeal airways. Use individual sachets. Face-shields are a bit of a token gesture; they usually are a simple gauze filter rather than a one way valve and make mouth-to-mouth harder. Pocket Masks are a far superior option but if you have anything larger than a bum-bag, you should have a Bag Valve Mask.
Nasal Cannula.Here is a list of our choices for the best-assembled trauma kits.Paramedic Everyday Carry (EDC)
We go into further detail on each of these products in this article. As a trained or soon to be trained EMTyou might want to consider owning your own jump bag. A jump bag, also known as a trauma bag or EMT bag is exactly what it sounds like. It is a bag or pouch that contains equipment that is used to treat traumatic injuries. Being a skilled provider, it is not a bad idea to have a trauma kit of your own.
There are many reasons to carry a trauma kit either in your vehicle or around your dwelling. Some EMTs and Paramedics actually work freelance, providing medical care in different industries as a private contractor. As a private contractor or even a union medic, the responder is still responsible to stock their own trauma response bag.
In those cases, they will want a full kit. Other people like to keep a kit in their vehicle in case they encounter an emergency.
A responder might not need a professional level kit but they might want to keep something better than a first aid kit. Once again, a personal EMT bag would be a boon here. While it is possible to assemble your own jump bag, it can be more convenient to purchase an already assembled kit.
We will detail the jump bag assembly later in this article. This is a list in no particular order of some of the best fully stocked trauma bags. These jump bags should be considered on the basis of need. As always, these are recommendations and readers should consult their local and state laws in regard to what they are allowed to carry and how much aid they can offer and still be protected by Good Samaritan Laws.
This professional-level trauma bag contains everything a responder would need in order to render basic care and aid to a medical and traumatic emergency. This bag is on the same level as jump bags found on ambulances. This is a large bag and even includes an empty O2 D tank. This trauma kit is great for volunteer EMTs and Firefighters that have to respond to emergencies in their personal vehicles.
This bag is also perfect for independent contractors such as movie set medics or any other occupation where the responder has to furnish their own professional-level trauma bag.
This bag features durable nylon construction with a reinforced water-resistant bottom. It also has reflective safety strips and an embroidered reflective star of life logo and has a shoulder strap for easy carrying ability. This is a trauma bag designed with the tactical medic in mind.
The Lightning X Tactical Trauma Backpack includes the supplies needed to render aid in just about any environment.Forums New posts Search forums. What's new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. Log in Register.
BLS Bag Checklist? Thread starter Sugi Start date Oct 23, Sugi Forum Probie. Looking for a good checklist for a medical and trauma bag. I'll try to list everything we carry in ours. I think I'm actually going to suggest the squad but some of THESE bags to take in the house so we can quick carrying those huge bags. Last edited by a moderator: Oct 23, Forgot one bag. Dominion Forum Asst. I'm extremely bored so I'll bite.
A section for peds with an infant mask, peds mask and NC, and a bvm for each. We have a trauma section with the following: 1 Trauma Pad series of 4x4s sterile water 1 ladder splint 1 of each 'adult' size collar and 1 ped collar 4inch gauze rolls 2inch gauze rolls emesis bags pocket masks shears pen light oral glucose bite stick tape 1 of each hot and cold packs eye shield annnnd I think that's it.
It's pretty much everything we have on the ambulance but fewer in quantity. Sugi said:. Doesn't you county or state provide a checklist of what you need? Dominion said:.
I'm taking a stab in the dark to assume this person wants a personal bag and may or may not work in EMS yet. Spot on.This guidance applies to all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID in the course of their work. Emergency medical services EMS play a vital role in responding to requests for assistance, triaging patients, and providing emergency medical treatment and transport for ill persons.
However, unlike patient care in the controlled environment of a healthcare facility, care and transports by EMS present unique challenges because of the nature of the setting, enclosed space during transport, frequent need for rapid medical decision-making, interventions with limited information, and a varying range of patient acuity and jurisdictional healthcare resources. When preparing for and responding to patients with confirmed or possible coronavirus disease COVIDclose coordination and effective communications are important among Public Safety Answering Points PSAPs — commonly known as call centers, the EMS system, healthcare facilities, and the public health system.
When COVID is suspected in a patient needing emergency transport, prehospital care providers and healthcare facilities should be notified in advance that they may be caring for, transporting, or receiving a patient who may have COVID infection. Development of these modified caller queries should be closely coordinated with an EMS medical director and informed by local, state, and federal public health authorities, including the city or county health department sstate health department sand CDC.
The query process should never supersede the provision of pre-arrival instructions to the caller when immediate lifesaving interventions e.
Patients in the United States who meet the appropriate criteria should be evaluated and transported as a PUI. Information on a possible PUI should be communicated immediately to EMS clinicians before arrival on scene in order to allow use of appropriate personal protective equipment PPE.
PSAPs should utilize medical dispatch procedures that are coordinated with their EMS medical director and with the local or state public health department. They should notify the quarantine station when responding to that location if a communicable disease is suspected in a traveler. If a patient with an exposure history and signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID requires transport to a healthcare facility for further evaluation and management subject to EMS medical directionthe following actions should occur during transport:.
The following are general guidelines for cleaning or maintaining EMS transport vehicles and equipment after transporting a PUI:. However, this interim guidance presents an opportunity to assess current practices and verify that training and procedures are up-to-date.
Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link. Coronavirus Disease Section Navigation. Minus Related Pages. Initial assessment should begin from a distance of at least 6 feet from the patient, if possible. Patient contact should be minimized to the extent possible until a facemask is on the patient. A facemask should be worn by the patient for source control. If a nasal cannula is in place, a facemask should be worn over the nasal cannula.
Alternatively, an oxygen mask can be used if clinically indicated. If the patient requires intubation, see below for additional precautions for aerosol-generating procedures. During transport, limit the number of providers in the patient compartment to essential personnel to minimize possible exposures. Recommended PPE includes: N or higher-level respirator or facemask if a respirator is not availableN95 respirators or respirators that offer a higher level of protection should be used instead of a facemask when performing or present for an aerosol-generating procedure Eye protection i.
Personal eyeglasses and contact lenses are NOT considered adequate eye protection. A single pair of disposable patient examination gloves. Change gloves if they become torn or heavily contaminated, and isolation gown. Drivers, if they provide direct patient care e. A respirator or facemask should continue to be used during transport.
All personnel should avoid touching their face while working. On arrival, after the patient is released to the facility, EMS clinicians should remove and discard PPE and perform hand hygiene.
Used PPE should be discarded in accordance with routine procedures. Other required aspects of Standard Precautions e. Precautions for Aerosol-Generating Procedures If possible, consult with medical control before performing aerosol-generating procedures for specific guidance.
An N or higher-level respirator, instead of a facemask, should be worn in addition to the other PPE described above, for EMS clinicians present for or performing aerosol-generating procedures. EMS organizations should consult their ventilator equipment manufacturer to confirm appropriate filtration capability and the effect of filtration on positive-pressure ventilation. If possible, the rear doors of the transport vehicle should be opened and the HVAC system should be activated during aerosol-generating procedures.Even if your fire department does not provide ambulance services, there is always an increasing demand for firefighters to provide basic medical treatment for their citizens.
Obtaining a blood pressure is imperative for every patient that firefighters encounter. In order to obtain a reliable blood pressure, the firefighter must use an appropriately sized blood pressure cuff. To build confidence in obtaining accurate blood pressures, firefighters should practice on each other.
In the event that a patient is diabetic or has an altered level of consciousness, the glucometer must be used to obtain a blood glucose. Firefighters commonly respond to medical emergencies for patients with respiratory distress.
The only questions I have are, regarding the glucometer, is that necessary or would that be depending on your scope of practice and protocols? Would this bag be specific for the members if they do not have any advanced medical training such as EMT, paramedic, etc. The target audience for this article is primarily firefighters with basic medical training EMT-Basic.
The medical jump bag would be used on the firetruck for medical-related calls. Thanks again for reading! No need to thank me for reading, thank you for providing the training and insight, I would have to agree with every part of the contents of the bag, unfortunately all of my personnel are not medically trained to the EMT level, hopefully it changes. The other argument is that medical providers in EMS, have glucometers which are calibrated much more than the patients machine so of course how are we to trust them type thing.
Thank you for writing the article. I found it very interesting and it covers the basic items needed. We have requested that this skill be added to the EMT skills, but the state Dept of Health turned the request down. It up sits me that the EMT can not perform this skill, yet the very individual that is a diabetic is trained to do this.
Case in point, we had a call one day for a possible fall victim and were dispatched for it.
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Upon arrival we find a 65 year old man sitting as this table eating breakfast. Upon question and exam, find he is a diabetic. We see he as a glucometer and ask him to check his sugar level. It take him 4 time and still not a valid reading. His meter is missing the battery cover. Local ALS not available, next due from city not available. Next due ALS out of county unit. This in my opinion is not right. We now took and tied up another ALS unit and one from out of county that now left that area open with no ALS unit available.
Maybe in the future this will change. Added information. We also care oxygen masks for pets. These items were added after a fire call we responded on to assist another company and helped rescue a family pet and started giving it O2. So I would also recommend adding these oxygen masks also for our fellow friends, mans best friend, cats and other small family pets.
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