Our portable medical kits for first responders and civilians are one of the most critical pieces of gear to keep on your person at all times.
We have kits available for the minimally trained all the way to the seasoned professional including first aid kits, trauma kits, IFAK kits, basic/advanced life support kits, blood pressure kits and more.
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Tactical Medical Kits
With ever-changing medical technology and equipment advancements, medical kit options have and will continue to evolve. These kits are imperative to have when faced with traumatic situations and come packed with the needed supplies and medical rescue essentials. There are different types of kits ranging from standard first aid all the way to advanced life support and the type used will heavily depend on the level of trauma and the environment.
Some specialized med kits will contain equipment such as CPR masks, penlights, blood pressure cuffs, variations of standard medical equipment and even obstetrical equipment. The most common general items that are incorporated into standard med kits include:
- Gauze pads & dressings
- Adhesive bandages & triangular bandages
- Wound cleaning agents
- Adhesive tape
- Blood stoppers
- Burn Relief (such as creams & pads)
- Medical gloves
- Scissors/trauma shears
- At least one blanket
- Resuscitation equipment (such as resuscitation bag, or airway or pocket mask)
- Elastic wraps
Types of Medical Kits
BLS Kits - BLS, which stands for Basic Life Support, is a non-invasive kit that’s used before any type of advanced life support treatment can be done. It’s the first step taken to stabilize a patient on the scene or in transit to the hospital and will include airway equipment, dressings, burn dressings, etc. This type of kit is mostly used by lay responders, law enforcement, fire personnel and BLS units.
ALS Kits - ALS, which stands for Advanced Life Support, is a kit that can only be used by medical professionals with the proper training and certifications. This is because the supplies in an ALS kit are specialized for more advanced procedures such as IV insertion, effective airway control, poison control and more. This kit is most often utilized by ALS units for patients who are in critical condition and require special medical attention.
Blood Pressure Kits - A blood pressure kit is used to keep tabs on the force of blood exerted against the walls of the arteries (aka blood pressure). It measures both systolic (high) and diastolic (low) pressure. BP kits will include a blood pressure cuff, a manometer for reading pressure, an inflation bulb to pump the cuff and an air release valve to deflate the cuff. Some will come with a stethoscope attached as well. Please note the size of the cuff used. There are different sizes to fit an infant, child or adult’s arm.
CPR Kits - A CPR kit is a form of PPE that’s designed to protect rescuers from cross-contamination when in close contact with a patient. It will include a CPR mask/barrier with a one-way valve so that the rescuer can give breaths to the patient and prevent any bodily fluids from reaching them. Many CPR kits also come with medical gloves and antimicrobial wipes for additional cleanup of bodily fluids.
First Aid Kits - A first aid kit can come in the form of a bag, pack or box and is used to treat minor injuries or temporarily keep a severe injury under control until the first respondents arrive. This type of kit can have first aid supplies that range from convenience items such as bandages, burn cream and common OTC medications all the way to equipment for more severe injuries such as splints, chest seals and tourniquets.
First Responder Kits - This type of kit is used for first aid emergencies or trauma situations by first responders and typically comes in the form of a backpack or bag. It has many slots and organizational pockets so that respondents have instant access to their emergency supplies without having to dig around for them. These emergency medical kits can be found with common first aid supplies and EMT gear such as hemostats, trauma shears, BP cuffs, face masks, rescue blankets and more.
IFAK Pouches - IFAK, which stands for Individual First Aid Kit, allows an individual to perform Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid. Its main goal is to treat severe hemorrhaging and airway blockages, but it can also be used for basic first aid as well. By design, an IFAK kit comes as a small pouch with a MOLLE system so that it can be taken anywhere and attached to a variety of modular compatible tactical gear. IFAK contents will include a CAT tourniquet, a nasopharyngeal tube, chest seals, pressure dressings and medical gloves.
Oxygen Kits - This type of kit is essential for delivering life-saving oxygen therapy to patients who are not breathing properly on their own or are not receiving enough oxygen to the body (aka hypoxia). Without the proper amount of oxygen, a patient could go into shock or suffer damage to their vital organs. This kit helps prevent this and allows EMS to quickly administer oxygen therapy. These emergency kits often come with an oxygen cylinder with a pressure gauge, a regulator, a bag valve mask, a CPR mask, an airway kit, a non-rebreather mask and a nasal cannula.
Tactical Trauma Kits - A trauma kit is an advanced first aid kit that’s designed to treat major injuries and keep a patient alive until medical help arrives. The main focus is to stop severe bleeding and will typically include a tourniquet, hemostatic gauze, pressure dressings, chest seals, wound packing gauze, trauma shears and more.
Best-Selling Tactical Medical Kits
The North American Rescue BLS Operator Kit has all the basic life support tools in one easy-to-carry kit. This portable medical kit can be worn in three different ways: a drop-down leg rig, attached to the plate carrier or attached directly to the duty belt.
For a durable medical kit with versatility and all the needed ALS supplies, the Dyna Med Hydro Series ALS Kit comes highly recommended. The medical bag of this ALS kit is coated with a waterproof PVC tarpaulin finish and features an internal adjustable divider system to keep essential EMT supplies organized. There’s also an O2 compartment with a protective sleeve for oxygen supplies.
The American Diagnostic Corp. Tri Cuff Blood Pressure Kit is a compact system that securely holds components in place yet provides instant access. This BP kit includes a child, adult and large adult cuff. The palm-style manometer is ambidextrous with a latex-free bulb and trigger-style air release valve. The hook-and-loop cuff has index line markings to ensure proper cuff positioning and comes complete with a nylon case with individual dividers.
A CPR kit many EMS professionals turn to is the EMI Lifesaver CPR Mask Kit. This kit features a replaceable one-way non-rebreathing valve with a biological filter and a clear odorless dome for patient monitoring. The CPR mask is soft and flexible enough to conform to the faces of adults, children and infants and will remain pliable in extreme temperatures. This med kit also comes with an oxygen inlet valve, one pair of nitrile gloves and antimicrobial wipes.
Equipped for the most common injuries and illnesses, the Adventure Medical Adventure First Aid 2.0 Kit has enough supplies to treat a group of four on a day-long outing. This hiking first aid kit features Adventure Medical’s Easy Care™ system which organizes pockets by injury for fast and effective first aid. The outer bag is made of coated nylon with waterproof plastic inner bags to keep supplies from getting wet.
Designed for First Responders, the Dyna Med Mini-Medic Level 2 First Responder Kit has all the essential EMS gear and organizational space needed to respond to the scene of an accident. This kit features three adjustable inner compartments, two side pockets and two front pockets for arranging gear. The bottom of the bag is waterproof and the kit itself comes packed with dressings, bandages, airway equipment and more.
The Chinook Tactical Medical Kit - Individual Operator contains all the essential supplies needed to administer immediate medical attention for the three leading causes of preventable death on the battlefield. This IFAK pouch features an adjustable and removable thigh-mount system with a zippered outer pocket. The inside of this tactical first aid kit has an upper three-layer pocket system, a lower two-layer pocket system and an elastic retainer band to keep everything organized and easily accessible without fumbling.
The Iron Duck Oxygen Breathsaver D O2 Kit is a versatile airway management system bag with multiple ways to customize and carry oxygen equipment. This kit is made from durable 1000D nylon and is specially designed to hold an oxygen tank plus diagnostic equipment and airway supplies.
The North American Rescue Storm Operator is designed to meet the demands of the austere environment and can be worn as a drop-down leg rig, attached to a duty belt or attached to an assault vest/plate carrier. This trauma first aid kit includes all the needed equipment to administer first aid and comes with an ARS needle decompression kit, CAT tourniquet, nasopharyngeal airways, a triage card and more.
Additional Medical GearKeeping a medical kit stocked with the needed supplies is vital to helping an injured subject maintain a stable condition. That’s why Galls offers a large selection of first aid supplies, medical gloves, shears/medical instruments, tourniquets, immobilization equipment, personal protective equipment and more. Shop Galls today for a great selection of emergency supplies and rescue essentials to receive the best online prices.
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