First aid supplies and equipment consists of the products needed to assist immediate medical attention required situations. Many of these supplies are used by rescue personnel and technicians, beach and pool lifeguards, emergency room doctors, battlefield nurses and many other similar professions.Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) who provide the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) all rely on first aid and emergency rescue supplies and equipment.
Among many types of injuries, these emergency situations can include trauma injuries, bone fractures, burns, and airway / breathing or circulation problems with the patient.
Example first aid supplies can include:
Pocket masks & shields
First aid kits
Sphygmomanometers (blood pressure cuff)
Bandages & dressings
Salines, soaps, & antiseptics
Personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, masks, etc.)
Sheers, scissors, tweezers, etc.
Pain killers and topical medications
Other first aid and rescue supplies include spine boards and stretchers. these are use to transport injured victims to hospitals and additional help facilities.