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What should a military first aid kit contain?
Here’s what the most basic IFAKs should include:
- Burn dressing.
- Combat (hemostatic) gauze.
- Israeli dressings.
- Pen light.
- Permanent marker.
- Pressure dressing.
What is in a US military IFAK?
The IFAK is issued to every Soldier via the Soldier as a System (SaaS) Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI). Weighing one pound, the IFAK consist of expendable medical items packaged inside of a modified MOLLE 100 round SAW ammo pouch. IFAK is also M.O.L.L.E. compatible.
What is military first aid?
Tactical medicine is a form of emergency medicine originally developed to provide care for members of the military. Such medical service is essential based on the obligation to provide first aid to injured comrades and third parties and to preserve the military’s power to engage in combat.
What medical supplies does a Soldier carry?
Individual first aid kits (IFAK)
- PPE (gloves, mask, eye protection)
- Small pocket mask, NPA, OPA.
- Trauma scissors.
- 1 or 2 tourniquets (SWAT-T, CAT)
- Chest decompression kit.
- 2-3 trauma dressings (Israeli type)
- 4-6 hemostatic dressings.
- 2-3 open chest seal (Bolin, Hyfin, Asherman)
What are the 20 items in first aid box?
20 Essentials for Your First-Aid Kit
- A first-aid manual.
- Different sized sterile gauze pads.
- Adhesive tape.
- Band-Aids in several sizes.
- Elastic bandage (like an Ace wrap)
- Antiseptic wipes.
- Antibiotic ointment.
- Antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
What is trauma tape?
The patent-pending Trauma Tape™ is medical tape designed to provide both medical First Responders and military personnel with a simple layout for recording casualty vital signs and medical information. The military edition also includes a M.I.S.T. report for use in combat environments.
What is a turner kit?
A tourniquet is a device that is used to apply pressure to a limb or extremity in order to limit – but not stop – the flow of blood. It may be used in emergencies, in surgery, or in post-operative rehabilitation.
What’s in an army first aid kit?
Bandages, dressings and adhesive tape Clotting agents, diazepam injection syringe Abdominal wound trauma kit and chest wound dressing Atropine injection syringe, intravenous equipment Water repellent heating blanket or survival blanket Shears, scissors and splints Eye shield Nasal trumpet Alcohol pads
What is a personal first aid kit?
Be prepared for minor injuries and illness with the Deluxe Personal First Aid Kit from the American Red Cross. The 66-piece kit contains essential first-aid supplies to treat most common injuries, including cuts, scrapes, swelling, sprains, strains and more.
What is combat first aid?
The Combat First Aid class teaches how to administer life-saving treatment to themselves, a fellow officer or a citizen that has sustained a life-threatening injury.