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Equipmant of a Combat Medic

A combat medic will typically carry a backpack styled bag known as a "Unit One Pack". Aid bags are available from many different manufacturers, in many different styles. Depending on the unit and their standard operating procedures, the medic may have to follow a strict packing list, or may have the liberty of choosing their kit depending on the mission at hand. A typical aid bag will include:
 



Combat Medics must put themselves in greater harm than many other roles on the battlefield. In the type of asymmetric warfare which typifies modern conflicts, the enemy may or may not have respect for the laws of war and may or may not in fact actively target medics for the significant value they have in keeping the unit combat-effective. Thus, in most modern forces, medics are armed and do not wear large identifying red cross insignia A rifle or carbine is standard, often augmented with a sidearm because the medic may have to pass his rifle off to his patient or fellow war fighter in order to treat the wounded.


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M - Massive Hemorrhage
A - Airway
R - Respiration
C - Circulation - (Bleeds / Fluids)
H - Hypothermia


(This used to be H-A-B-C. Hemorrhage-Airway-Breathing-Circulation
Pretty much the same thing).



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NASOPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY, 28FR 
The Nasopharyngeal Airway 28F with Lubricant shows North American Rescue’s attention to details. This NPA was designed to be dependable, efficient, comfortable, and secure.Comfortable. More compatible with human anatomy than the standard oropharyneal airway, this product is recommended for use as a nasal airway adjunct in semi-conscious or unconscious patients with an intact gag reflex.

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SAM Chest Seal
The SAM® Chest Seal is our new occlusive dressing designed for treating open chest wounds (also known as a sucking chest wound), a life-threatening situation that could lead to tension pneumothorax. This is the second leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield.


Key features of the SAM® Chest Seal include its strong adhesive and its flexible construction which allows conformability over the wound.The chest seal also adheres under extreme heat and cold.

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Pulse Oximeter 

Onyx II 9550 finger Pulse oximeter


Provides fast, clinically proven Sp02 and pulse rate readings in the widest range of patients and settings for accuracy you can act on
The Onyx 9550 is reliable and durable in the most demanding environments and has the US Army and US Military Airworthiness Certifications for use in Helicopters

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Needle Decompression
For the upgraded ARS® for Needle Decompression from North American Rescue, the best minds in the field were applied to the best available data. The result? Our patented design improves the probability of success when managing casualties who present with signs and symptoms of a tension pneumothorax.


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EMT Trauma Shears 
Scissors, Bandage (Trauma Shears), 7.25-Inch Long
NSN : 6515-00-935-7138

Use for cutting heavy or multiple layers of cloth and zippered flight clothing. Steel, corrosive resistant.
18.42 cm (7-1/4 in), 1.5 inches nominal cut, blunt,molded black plastic covering on the finger rings andlower portion of shanks; heat sterilizable up to 272 degrees. 


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Combat Eye Shild

The Combat Eye Shield is designed to meet the CoTCCC guidelines for the treatment of penetrating eye trauma while providing a small, sterile package to fit in any trauma kit.


Combat Eye Shild / Fox Eye Shild
NSN : 6515-01-590-2668


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APLS Medical Poleless Stretcher 
The APLS Transport is an innovative portable stretcher designed to safely and quickly move injured personnel out of harm's way. APLS transport is ideal for emergency transport situations, especially when traditional EMS solutions are not readily available.

The APLS Transport is constructed with a durable canvas and highly absorbent core. APLS Transport can absorb up to 4.5 liters of fluid while supporting up to 450 pounds, wet or dry.

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SAM Splint
A lightweight, strong, comfortable splint that can be easily molded to fit almost any fracture. Waterproof, reusable, radiolucent and compact, the SAM Splint II is not affected by environmental extremes. Specifically designed to meet military needs and standards..

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Hypothermia Prevention Kit
NAR Hypothermia Prevention and Management Kit (HPMK)
Recommended by CoTCCC for the prevention of hypothermia during casualty care, the patented HPMK® with reinforced Heat Reflective Shell is strong, flexible, lightweight & impervious to wind & rain. The HRS™, the kit’s ruggedized outer shell, is constructed of a 4-ply, composite fabric with a protected non-conductive reflective layer that provides excellent thermal insulation.

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Water-Jel Burn Dressing 
Water-Jel Burn Dressings provide fast, one-step relief for emergency first aid when someone has been burned. The dressing stops burn progression and cools the skin, relieves pain and protects against airborne contamination.

Water-Jel Burn Dressings are made with a scientifically formulated cooling gel and utilize medical-grade nonwoven pads. They are non-adherent so they will not stick to burn injuries. The dressings are soaked in a water-based / water-soluble, bacteriostatic and biodegradable gel and sterilized to ensure a contamination-free atmosphere for emergency treatment of burns.
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Combat Application Tourniquet - CAT 
NSN# 6515-01-521-7976
The Combat Application Tourniquet® was introduced to U.S. Army in 2005. Since then, the Combat Application Tourniquet—a true one-handed tourniquet—is widely credited with decreasing the mortality rate due to extremity exsanguination by 85%. After an exhaustive study, the U.S. Army Institute of Research deemed it to be 100% effective.
The new GEN7 is simpler to use thanks to a single application protocol, single buckle routing system and further improvements to its components and construction.

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Tactical Suction Device 
Tactical Suction Device is designed to effectively evacuate the oropharynx in emergency situations. The device is designed to provide a vacuum force of approx 100 mmHg generated by the rebound of the bulb after each squeeze. Evacuated contents are expelled into a clear collection bag attached to the outlet port. The valve vac bag and bulb hold well over 1000mLs. A unique double-valved design allows for continuous operation with one hand. The other hand can then direct the contoured suction tip to prevent tissue damage.

 

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Petrolatum Gauze 
Vaseline Petrolatum Gauze is indicated for use on minor burns, skin donor sites, tunneling wounds, staple/suture lines, lacerations, abrasions, skin grafts, skin tears, circumcisions, umbilical bandage, and lightly exudating wounds.
An occlusive dressing is an air- and water-tight trauma medical dressing used in first aid. These dressings are generally made with a waxy coating so as to provide a total seal, and as a result do not have the absorbent properties of gauze pads. They are typically used to treat open, or "sucking," chest wounds (open pneumothorax) to alleviate or prevent a tension pneumothorax (a serious complication of a simple pneumothorax).

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Ready Heat Blanket 
The Ready-Heat 6-Panel Blanket provides slow, continuous warming to aid in the treatment of hypothermia, shock, and trauma. When exposed to ambient air, the blanket gradually warms to 104°F in 15-30 minutes. It will remain warm for 10 hours.Sealed in an oxygen-free protective poly-bag, the blanket's heating elements react with the oxygen in the atmosphere and generate heat once the bag is opened. 


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Saline Lock Kit 
Allowing for quick and effective extremity venous cannulation under the most demanding conditions, our system for starting and securing a saline lock has proven reliable and extremely effective during casualty treatment and evacuation where it is common for saline locks and IV lines to become dislodged. Using the NAR RAPTOR™ IV Securing Device, the NAR Saline Lock Kit can be secured in place without the need for tape. The Kit is low-cubed packaged in a vacuum-sealed, rugged pouch, keeping the contents of the kit in prime condition until needed.

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Cervical Collar 
The Perfit ACE® Cervical Collar from Blue Monster Prep is constructed of precision-engineered, heavy-duty plastic and lined with a protective layer of foam to ensure both immobilization and comfort. The back of the collar is elongated to give complete support. However, the feature that makes it the neck support of choice is its adaptability. With 16 different settings, this cervical collar provides a perfect fit for any adult casualty.

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Quick Cloth Combat Gauze 
QuikClot® hemostatic devices are different from standard surgical gauzes and other hemostatic agents. They stop bleeding significantly faster and are more effective than standard gauzes—and they are just as safe and intuitive to use.

Unlike other hemostatics, QuikClot® devices are impregnated with kaolin, an inorganic mineral that accelerates the body’s natural clotting ability and produces no exothermic reaction. You or your team can achieve hemostasis confidently—without worry of instigating an allergic response.


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"Israeli" Pressure Bandage / Emergency Bandage  
The Emergency Bandage or Israeli bandage is a specially designed, first-aid device that is used to stop bleeding from hemorrhagic wounds caused by traumatic injuries in pre-hospital emergency situations. First used for saving lives during a NATO peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the bandage was successfully used during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The bandage was nicknamed "Israeli bandage" by American soldiers, and has been "the bandage of choice for the US Army and special forces."

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Pocket Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
The Pocket BVM is Ideal for various emergency and clinical settings where resuscitation and breathing support to the respiratory distressed or non-breathing patient is required along side the space saving factor.

The Pocket BVM when unpackaged is a fully functional BVM and will replace any standard BVM by maintaining all the standard working factors and operation possibilities and will improve the effectiveness by adding the accessibility, availability and last but not least maximize limited storage space by up to 75%.
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FAST 1 Intraosseous Infusion Kit 
The FAST1® Intraosseous Infusion System is the fastest, most reliable and safe alternative to conventional intravenous and central lines. When every second counts, FAST1® offers lifesaving vascular access for fluid and drug infusion in shock and trauma victims. Specifically designed for demanding, emergency environments, FAST1® is an innovative leap forward in resuscitation and critical patient care. The only sternal IO option available, FAST1® has been adopted by emergency medical services, hospitals and military medical units worldwide.

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Combitube 
The Combitube—also known as the esophageal tracheal airway or esophageal tracheal double-lumen airway—is a blind insertion airway device (BIAD) used in the pre-hospital and emergency setting. It is designed to provide an airway to facilitate the mechanical ventilation of a patient in respiratory
distress.


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ACE Bandages 
An elastic bandage is a "stretchable bandage used to create localized pressure".Elastic bandages are commonly used to treat muscle sprains and strains by reducing the flow of blood to a particular area by the application of even stable pressure which can restrict swelling at the place of injury. Elastic bandages are also used to treat bone fractures. Padding is applied to the fractured limb, then a splint (usually plaster) is applied. The elastic bandage is then applied to hold the splint in place and to protect it. 

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Kerlix Gauze - Bandage Rolls
Made of pre-washed, fluff-dried, 100% woven gauze with a unique crinkle-weave pattern for loft and bulk to cushion and protect wound areas
Six-ply construction with finished edges reduces loose ends and lint
As a primary dressing, open-weave design provides fast wicking action, superior aeration and excellent absorbency
As a secondary dressing, it provides bulk, cushioning and superior conformability


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Oropharyngeal Airway 
An oropharyngeal airway (also known as an oral airway, OPA or Guedel pattern airway) is a medical device called an airway adjunct used to maintain or open a patient's airway. It does this by preventing the tongue from covering the epiglottis, which could prevent the person from breathing. When a person becomes unconscious, the muscles in their jaw relax and allow the tongue to obstruct the airway.


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