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Offroad motorcycle kit?

Discussion in 'Military/Tactical/Wilderness EMS' started by aaronk22, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:12 AM.

  1. aaronk22

    aaronk22 Forum Ride Along

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    I'm putting together a medical kit for riding my motorcycle off road, I'm often many hours from help and the idea is to have the essentials to transport a non-critical patient by 4x4, or to stabilize a sicker patient and wait for HEMS. It needs to be tiny, so I've got it trimmed down to the essentials.

    The contents so far:
    ortho stabilization -
    SAM splint, two triangular bandages, coban, tape

    bleeding-
    stack of 4x4s, roller gauze, hemostatic gauze, TQ

    everything else-
    flashlight, 28F NPA and lube, and a booboo kit with OTCs, steristrips, and a couple topicals

    I'm curious to get people's input (especially fellow adventure motorcyclists!) about what else they would/wouldn't include in such a kit.
     
  2. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    Not a motorcyclist, but I've done some similar (non-motorized) outdoorsy stuff (& took a WEMT course).

    Pretty decent list. Hemorrhage is #1. How long does HEMS take? Any thoughts about a collapsible BVM?
     
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  3. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    Looks like a good list to me. The Pocket BVM might be a good addition. I'd carry 2 TQs. Duct tape.
     
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  4. Remi

    Remi Forum Deputy Chief Premium Member

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    A small roll of duct can can replace the coban, tape, roller gauze, and steristrips. Pack 5 or 6 triangle bandages and ditch the 4x4's. Add a 30 and 34 french NPA and a 100 and 110 OPA and some way to breathe for a person.
     
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  5. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    Duct tape is love... duct tape is life. Although its mixed in the medical profession super glue is something I carry when I'm out hunting/ camping. I've found it useful a time or two with deep cuts.
     
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  6. aaronk22

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys! Duct tape to be added for sure. I love the pocket BVM, but it’s still large enough to be more like a “backpack BVM”. Does anybody know of a more compact alternative? Are those CPR pocket masks for mouth-to-mask actually viable for extended ventilation? Probably looking at 60+ minutes before HEMS arrival, by the time they find an appropriate LZ.
     
  7. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    This alone is enough to justify having a BVM. You really want to do mouth to mouth or mouth to mask ventilations for 60+ minutes?
     
  8. VFlutter

    VFlutter Flight Nurse

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    Cyclone BVM
     
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  9. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    That's exactly the one I was thinking of!

    $45 is pretty steep, but it beats having to use a pocket mask...
     

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