273,So above is, my current vehicle trauma kit. I will do separate posts for the others just wanted to get this one out there and get some suggestions of what to add. What did I forget?.
The bag came with some Lucas gun cleaning products I figured why not put it to good use.
-6" trauma dressing/Israeli bandage
-4" trauma dressing/Israeli bandage
-CAT gen7 TQ
-S rolled gauze
-NPA w/ lube
-SAM chest seals
-Phokus research flat gauze
-Alcohol and iodine filled Q Tips
-Ferro rod /striker
This post is strictly for trauma 1st aid items. I have a bigger water proof bag that has more "survival" items food, water, flashlights etc.
In this bag I have
-Basic OTC meds
-instant cold pack
|1||First-aid kit DIN 13151-K||small|
|2||First-aid kit DIN 13151-M||medium|
|1||First-aid kit DIN 13151-G||big time|
|1||Bandage for burn wounds DIN 13152-BR||40 x 60 cm|
|1||Taping cloth DIN 13152-A||60 x 80 cm|
|4||Wound Quick Association DIN 13019-E||10 x 6 cm|
|2||Fixing bandage DIN 61634-FB-6||6 x 400 cm|
|3||Fixing bandage DIN 61634-FB-8||8 x 400 cm|
|6||compresses||10 x 10 cm|
|1||emergency blanket||210 x 160 cm|
|1||Heftplaster DIN 13019-A||5 mx 2,5 cm|
|1||14-part plaster set||-|
|1||First aid scissors DIN 58279-A 145||-|
|4||Disposable gloves DIn EN 455||-|
|2||Wet towel for skin cleansing||-|
|1||First aid booklet|
That looks like a good pack for the money.I keep a medics bag https://www.amazon.com/Renegade-Survival-Workplace-Tactical-Survival/dp/B012CBJIRK/ref=sr_1_23?crid=UW2HV2AGV748&keywords=stocked+medics+military+bag&qid=1656097747&sprefix=stocked+medics+military+bag,aps,64&sr=8-23 w added supplies, and a blow out kits, several TQ's and a smaller first aid kit as well...
I keep a strap cutter and flashlight in my shifter console incase i need to use it to break my own window or cut a seatbelt in my vehicle. . There is a sharpie and pen in the kit already, have a lightbar head lamp but it is not in the kit/car currently. I will add a stack of flash cards thats a good idea, we have plenty in the closet for kids school supplies, and they haver use them.Agreed with Offrink.
I would also add in a sharpie, notepad/cards of some kind, hand held light and a headlamp.
A seat belt cutter / window breaker wouldn't be bad either.
Combat gauze = Quick clot hemostatic gauze, quick clot makes both gauze and granules. I stay away form granulesEXCELLENT pack set up. Thanks for posting this.
I suggest doubling up on Cat-7 TQs, also I didn't see Quik-clot - at least 4 of the 2 ft rolls, and min of two big chest trauma bandages (I forgot the official name - combat dressing?) They are like 8x8 and 2" thick. I also carry a bottle of water and dry gatorade (electrolytes) honey packets (swipe from restaurant...) a little apple juice box (diabetics). And a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. I also keep like 6 big 6" rolls of gauze for wrapping big wounds.
Also I carry two NARCAN syringes for dopes. Also a bottle of "Boost" oxygen. I used some on a lady in distress on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (it's 9,000 ft) until the Rangers arrived with a "real" bottle of 02.
And finally I keep several rolls of the sports wrap tape that sticks to itself. I don't know the name. I call it crinkle tape. The stuff the nurse uses after a blood draw. It's great for a top wrap.
The amount of stuff you can go through is amazing. Especially a gunshot, or multiple victims. I had a friend come on a church van crashed in a remote area with 11 injured (or dead). It took like 45 min for EMS to arrive and he had NO first aid gear. All they could do was use clothing to stop bleeding, not move broken bones, and comfort the dying.
Obviously we aren't driving ambulances, but I can treat 3 to 5 serious issues. I use those orange tool boxes from Home Depot (were $10, probably more now). I have one in my jeep and truck, and a small one for my townie car.
Darwinism will strike you at the worst possible time when someone's son or daughter picks up a folded dollar bill when you're not paying attention and open it to find it full of fentanyl laced heroin, or pure fentanyl. Put narcan in your kit. its free, its easy to store, and doesn't take up much space at all. don't be in a situation where you need narcan and don't have it. Heck, MTM with a 1 way valve won't prevent you from inhaling exhausted particulate from a victim, and if their 'medical emergency' was fentanyl related (unbeknownst to you as 1st responder) you quickly become a victim too. If for no one else, keep in your kit for yourself. EVERYONE who considers themself a responsible 1st responder should carry naloxone at this pointCombat gauze = Quick clot hemostatic gauze, quick clot makes both gauze and granules. I stay away form granules
I have electrolyte powder(Pedialyte) in the dry bag.
I dont think I have a use for Narcan cuz, Darwinism. Thats just my personal belief and choice.
The sport tape is called Coban wrap and i have then in there along with surgical tape.
Im not an ambulance service but will do what I can for who I can.
I always admired that about the German vehicle laws with the mandatory first aid kit.Vehicles in Germany had first aid kits even as far back as the 1920s. It was an amendment to Article 35h of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulation in 1969 which made it compulsory for a newly registered vehicle from 1970 onwards to have a first aid kit on board at all times.
The current standard for the contents of a first aid kit (DIN 13164:2022) regulates that two medical masks need to be contained in a car first aid kit as of Feb. 1
You can see what content the first aid kit in your car must have in order to comply with the requirements:
(H/T to Vehicle first aid kit - Autohub.de )
Quantity designation Size 1 First-aid kit DIN 13151-K small 2 First-aid kit DIN 13151-M medium 1 First-aid kit DIN 13151-G big time 1 Bandage for burn wounds DIN 13152-BR 40 x 60 cm 1 Taping cloth DIN 13152-A 60 x 80 cm 4 Wound Quick Association DIN 13019-E 10 x 6 cm 2 Fixing bandage DIN 61634-FB-6 6 x 400 cm 3 Fixing bandage DIN 61634-FB-8 8 x 400 cm 2 BANDANA BIB - 6 compresses 10 x 10 cm 1 emergency blanket 210 x 160 cm 1 Heftplaster DIN 13019-A 5 mx 2,5 cm 1 14-part plaster set - 1 First aid scissors DIN 58279-A 145 - 4 Disposable gloves DIn EN 455 - 2 Wet towel for skin cleansing - 1 First aid booklet