Medical Equipment & Medical Supplies
Just like being prepared for work, being ready for medical emergencies is a priority for EMS, first responders, police and military. Lifesaving equipment such as first aid supplies, diagnostic equipment, medical kits and EMS bags are vital for EMS, EMT, first responders and medical professionals to do their jobs.
Depending on the assignment or environment the type of medical equipment you carry will vary. For some, a basic first responder (BLS) EMT jump bag will be more than enough. Others will need to keep an advanced life support EMS jump bag readily at hand.
When it comes to the tactical medical supplies that first responders use, there are a variety of categories.
Medical Equipment Categories
Having the proper training is crucial for first responders when dealing with emergencies. Without the proper training on lifelike equipment, they may not be prepared when an emergency happens.
Galls has simulation equipment designed specifically for different types of emergency response, including intubation, arrhythmia and advanced life support. Training on the premium brands including CPR Prompt, Simulaids and North American Rescue allows our first responders to be prepared and confident when an emergency arises.
Diagnostic Equipment and Infection Control Supplies
It is necessary when facing an emergency to have the proper diagnostic equipment and EMT gear to assess the situation and determine next steps. Some key diagnostic equipment that all EMTs and medics carry includes:
- Blood pressure cuff
- Pulse Oximeter
First responders need protection from antigens and disease just as much as emergency victims. There are multiple products that our first responders use on a daily basis, including safety glasses, medical gloves, face masks, hand sanitizers, antiseptic and disinfectant wipes, and biohazard waste bags.
Many EMTs start off their first-aid inventory with a protection kit such as the Safetec Universal Protection Kit. This kit is a must for any first responder who is at a scene where body fluids are present. It includes Red Z solidifier, medical gloves, wipes, face mask and more. It is designed for your personal protection, plus supplies for area clean up.
Saving a patient’s life is a challenging task. Not only do our medical technicians have to deal with the stress of the situation, but they must also have all the EMS medical supplies and EMS equipment that will assist them in executing lifesaving procedures. Many medical professionals start with a first responder kit. There is no real definition of what makes a first responder kit, but some items certainly fit the category: medical gloves, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, splints, stethoscopes, emergency blankets and EMT bags to keep it all organized.
For our first responders, the fully loaded Elite First Aid Tactical Trauma Kit 3 includes 25 different types of emergency medical supplies featuring a blood pressure cuff, casualty blanket, pen light, bandages and much more. This EMT backpack is durable, lightweight and has exterior MOLLE webbing for easy attachment of additional pouches.
The Dyna Med Trauma/O2 Access ALS Complete Kit is needed for advanced life support situations. This medical equipment bag allows first responders to safely administer treatment and oxygen on scene for the critically wounded. This medical bag has color-coded modules to keep your supplies organized and ready for use while the side O2 compartment ensures easy access to EMS tactical gear. This paramedics bag also includes ALS dressing, airway supplies, burn supplies and much more.
A staple for the majority of medical kits is going to be the North American Rescue CAT Tourniquet, Gen 7. It was named the official tourniquet of the U.S. Army after it was found to be 100% effective in stopping blood flow in both the arms and legs. The North American rescue CAT is designed for all weather conditions, lightweight and has one-handed application.
Besides trauma kits, there is a multitude of EMS gear that’s needed for lifesaving. Every emergency is different, so it is imperative that they have standard emergency medical products like:
- CPR equipment
- Oxygen equipment
- First aid supplies
- Intubation supplies
- Other medical accessories
Stabilizing the patient after an accident, whether it’s a broken arm or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) requires additional EMT Equipment. Depending on the level of injury the equipment used may range from immobilization braces to splints.
One of the most popular splints used is the SAM Splint 4.25” x 36”. This splint supports a variety of fracture locations such as legs, forearms, cervical spine and humerus. It is easily trimmed, stored and carried, plus it is waterproof, inexpensive and does not impede X-rays.
For total immobilization many EMTs use the Dyna Med Multipurpose Spine Board with Spider Strap. This spine board is ideal for CPR, extrications and even has extra-large handholds to fit the bulky firefighter gloves. It is designed with 10 points of attachment, 500lb capacity and is constructed with high-density polyethylene plastic.
Additional Paramedic Uniforms & EMS Clothing
When first responders are on scene delivering medical treatment, they keep certain instruments on hand such as trauma shears, penlights, etc. The best way to keep up with all this EMS tactical gear is with our selection paramedic uniforms and EMS clothing including paramedics pants, EMT jackets, EMT belts and more.
No matter the situation, EMS, firefighters and rescue crews stay prepared for emergencies with medical supplies from Galls. With offering over 400 different types of medical products, Galls is proud to be the largest online selection of discount EMS supplies. If you are in need of more than EMT tools, check out our wide selection of Fire and Rescue gear including, rescue gloves, fire and rescue tools and extrication suits.
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