I live in a small town and run with a small vol. service. We are allowed to carry jump kits. As long as we equip them and don't get out of our scope of practice. Anybody have any sugestions for what would be some useful items to put this jump bag? I'm an EMT-BASIC. Anyone that would help me out, I appriciate it. Thanks Brothers and Sisters.
BP Cuff, BSL (Blood Sugar Level) Kit, Stethoscope, Blanket, OP Airways, Sheers, Bag Mask (Adult and Paediatric), O2, O2 Tubing x 2, Hudson and Non-Rebreather Mask, Splints, Neck Braces, lots of combine dressings and bandages and tape and saline solution.
I HAVE A SMALL BAG THAT I CARRY, IT CONSISTS OF RUBBER GLOVES, BLOOD PRESSURE KIT, AIRWAYS, HOT, COLD PACKS, 4X4'S CLING ROLLER, CAVARTS, EYE KIT MADE OF STEROFORM CUP, BVM MASK AND A PORTABLE SUCTION SUPPLIED BY OUR EMS. 02 BOTTLE WITH NASAL CANALS AND NONREBREATHER. 2 ADJUSTABLE C COLLARS. 02 MAYBE CONSIDERED A MEDICATION BUT IT IS IN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE FOR THE STATE OF PA. I'M FORNATURE THAT OUR DEPT. SUPPLIES ALL THE EQUIPMENT THAT I CARRY WHEN USED.
02 BOTTLE WITH NASAL CANALS AND NONREBREATHER. 2 ADJUSTABLE C COLLARS. 02 MAYBE CONSIDERED A MEDICATION BUT IT IS IN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE FOR THE STATE OF PA
Yes, oxygen is in the scope of practice for any EMT, however, the service involved is the one to have a prescription for O2 in order for it to be used. The point I was making to Bull was that in the terms of a personal jump kit, if the service is providing you with it, then O2 could be carried, otherwise one just can't go to the local drug store and pick up a cylinder of O2 for their personal kit. A prescription is needed.
include a good penlight(pupils) and a head light for night time runs, a traffic vest for ID & safety,hand sanitzer, a red bag for cleanup, notebook and EMS field guide, lots of spare gloves-(i put bystandaers to work in non emergency tasks such as handind me stuff and minor things)
Large safety pins to use the flap of a shirt as a makeshift sling (has saved my butt alot)
character bandaids for boys and girls-(i love geting notes from parents when their kids tell them that "fireman russ gave me a spiderman band aid for my boo-boo today)
its the little innovative things that make you a good EMT. be thorough, and treat each patient like thay were your best friend
i see you work in a rural area. if you get there before the ambulance and the house is set off the road i used to place a small strobe at the mailbox to mark the entrance or send folks to watch and direct them