When you’re in the line of fire as a first responder or medic, you need the right kit with you. You need your own personal supplies, you need to know exactly what’s in it and where to find everything. You’re a modern-day hero, running full speed into duty, saving the day!
My only claim to fame in the nursing community is that I’m related to one, by marriage. I hear the pro’s shouting “who does she think she is, telling us what we need!” - I may not know about nursing patients, but I do know these kits and their life-saving contents. So, bear with me you amazing First Responders, Military Medics, Police, and Search & Rescue paragons – you are heroes, all of you!
Now, let me tell you a bit about our Trauma kit. It’s a kit that is used by people who know how to use the contents. I know every live-saving hero knows what everything in this kit is used for, but for the sake of the average Joe (who has never attended a first aid course of any kind), I’m going to talk about the contents of this kit - but not in a boring way. You professionals can just skim through the contents as you already know what each item is used for, unless you want to read through to correct me on anything, feel free.
Here’s a rundown of this Surviveware Trauma Kit:
It's not just a red fashion accessory, you’re going to find an extremely organized kit with everything in it's proper place – which YOU know is tremendously helpful in high octane situations, when the adrenaline is pumping.
All first responders, medics, and rescue teams like to personalize their kit, and in this vermilion virtuoso there is space to add your own individual supplies.
Our bodies are losing heat all the time, the emergency blanket insulates a patient’s core temperature which allows them to recover from shock or hypothermia. Both maladies have similar symptoms. A hypothermic patient might appreciate a naked warm body next to them, a shocked patient, however, may go into decline. Sometimes it’s better to use the blanket.
6” Trauma Shears
These babies can cut through denim and seatbelts! They have a blunt-nosed tip so that you don’t have to fill in extra paperwork for nicking a patient (not that you've ever done that).
Pressure bandage - a non-adhesive bandage that applies pressure to an area of the body. It helps to control bleeding and encourages clotting (which you seriously want).
Conforming bandage – For when a feral child falls out of a tree they were not supposed to be climbing and they’ve hurt their elbow, it contours difficult areas.
Surviveware 4” Bandage – If there’s a whole bunch of bleeding – you are covered with this kit!
Adhesive Bandages – Large, medium, square, butterfly, standard, mini, H-shape, you name it – it’s got it.
Compressed Gauze – For some serious blood flow, we’re talking gunshot wounds, stab wounds and lacerations, ER television series stuff.
Strip Wound Closures
3 pack of 3 – I’m that patient. I. don’t. do. Needles. Strip wound closures are much quicker and less invasive than a needle and thread I think. In fact, please, never forget to restock these, for patients like me. Thank you.
Surviveware 18” Splint
Brilliant piece of equipment and less time-consuming than searching for a board and sticks to hold your limb together. It is easily shaped for most body parts, even the neck. You can also add a Surviveware 36" Splint to your kit.
As Katie Melua said it: “It’s just what it says on the tin”
Recon Medical Tourniquet (With Permanent Pen)
Tourniquet - noun
A device for stopping the flow of blood …
You can’t keep it on for longer than 2 hours, so mark the time (that’s what the pen’s for)
CPR Kit With Instructions
Not that any of the professionals need instructions but you never know what might happen. I mean, name the scenario … You were on your way to the patient and hit your head and now have temporary memory loss … There is more than one patient and you had to haul in a bystander to administer CPR … anything could happen!
How many times have you been in a dark space with a patient and thought “Darn, if only I had a penlight!”
Because Latex is so last season, and the allergy thing.
Many microbes or flying debris have caused massive problems when the trajectory is aimed towards the eye.
What more can I say except, thanks for all you do! You’re one amazing bunch of people that we deeply appreciate. Where would we be without you? I’m guessing, still on the road with a leg bent at a peculiar angle, blowing our whistle, so that we’re found … while the wind gently blows some tumbleweed across our path as it starts getting dark and we think “Where’s a penlight when you need one?”
Surviveware Trauma Kit Contents (Gun not included!)