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I carry a STATPACK, Trauma Dressing, Coban, X-Collar, triangle bandage, ice bag, assorted Bandaids for the little incidents that think they are dying. SAM Splint, Ace Wrap and a SOFT TACT Tourniquet. Leatherman multi-tool Nothing fancy, no need for a B/P cuff w/o an IV really no need.Anyone got a personal jump bag? What equipment do you carry or have at home? And along with that, what level of certification are you?
So with those assorted OPAs (but no BVM) do you just drop the OPA and get tongue deep in there to give breaths?i have the following in my personal bag at the moment:
bandage crepe 75mm (12's),bandage crepe 100mm (12's),tourch -pupil, scissors (rescue 19cm), rescue blanket x3, gauze swabs non sterile 100x100 100s, opa size 0-5,
safety glasses, paper tape, cotton balls, f.a.d 1-5, hand disinfectant, cervical neck collar adjustable (adult), fingertip pulse oximeter, a lot of gloves, stethoscope and one hand bp cuff small stuff like tweezers etc.
So with those assorted OPAs (but no BVM) do you just drop the OPA and get tongue deep in there to give breaths?
Definitely TQs and some trauma shears. And don't forget duct tape: Gorilla 1" & std width.I've been setting up a jump bag but nothing extensive.
gloves, maybe a couple paper masks.
trauma supplies (4x4's, trauma pad, rolled gauze, etc..)
glucometer (wife had it when pregnant, don't use it at home anymore, so tossed it in my bag)
pen light, pens, notepad
maybe add a couple TQ's
maybe add a couple 500ml bottles of sterile water to use as an eye flush.
I'm a basic with an all volunteer department that runs maybe 150-200 calls a year in a rather large, mostly rural area in Wisconsin. It's not unlikely that half the people responding will go directly to the scene. My philosophy is to have what I think I need for ABC's in that 10-15min before the ambulance arrives.