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Jim's FAK

Post by JIM » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:35 am

This is my FAK. It’s used as a home-FAK and a Bug-out FAK. It carries as a shoulder-pack because I sew on a strap. The bag is a Eagle-Creek All aboard toiletry-bag.
Please keep the following in mind when evaluating my FAK:
-I have some Israeli-bandages on order, and I will add 2 of these to the FAK when they arrive.
-I can’t get antibiotic-ointment or hydrocortisone-cream without a prescription, and the stuff isn’t used in first-aid over here.
-Kerlix, Kling, Conform, etc. isn’t available in The Netherlands. I have some PriMed-gauze though, but it’s a small supply..
- I also have a seperate trauma-kit (backpack)

This is the bag (Eagle Creek all-aboard). Notice the shoulder-strap I sewed on.

- EMT-sheers

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The rear of the pack has a hook to hang up the bag if needed (it's a toiletry-bag)

- First-Aid guide
- Rite in the rain waterproof note-book with pencil

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The bag opened up:

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Contents:

- 60ml syringe with butterfly-catheter for irrigation]
- quart Ziplock
- small mirror
- 4 pairs of nitril gloves
- roll of sports-tape 2.5cmx10m
- roll of duct-tape 1m
- Pocket Mask
- 25 hand-desinfection-wipes
- space-blanket
- cotton-wool
- SAM-splint

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- Betadine ointment gauze
- 3 ABD-pads
- 8 gauze-pads 10x10cm
- 8 gauze pads 7.5x5cm
- 8 gauze pads 5x5cm
- 2 tampons (nose-bleeds)
- 3 Vaseline pads 7.5x5cm

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- HemoCut (Hemostat/Scissors)
- 2 Elastic-bandages 4cmx4m
- 1 Elastic bandage 8cmx4m
- Betadine-solution 10ml
- 2 quick-dressings no2 ( 8x10cm)
- 2 quick-dressings no1 (6x8cm)
- 2 triangulair-bandages
- 2 instant cold-packs
- 2 ACE-bandages
- packet of H&H PriMed-gauze
- 10 Compeed blister-patches
- 1 thermometer
- 2 tongue-depressors
- WaterJel 60ml bottle
- disposable safety-razor
- Betadine-Ointment 30gr.
- tweezers
-tick-tweezers
- Click-Away itch relief
- suction-cups in different sizes
- 20 Betadine adhesive bandages
- 10 Kliniplast Border bandages

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The Sterile/Dental-kit

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- scalpel-handle and #22 blade
- tube of super-glue
- emergency dental-filling
- dental-mirror & application tool
- 5 blister-needles
- 3 cotton-pellets
- 3 tooth-picks
- dental needle
- 18g. Angiocath
- 1 Raptor constriction-band
- Ethicon 3-0 suture & needle
- 10 Steri-strips
- 7 butterfly-closures
- 2 throat-sweets
- 5 syringes 5ml.
- 5 SC-needles
- 5 IM-needles
- 14g. needle
- Saline-ampule 30ml
- Dextro-energy tablets
- 50 Norit-tabs ( activated charcoal)
- 4 ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts)
- 10 Acethaminophen 500mg
- 8 Aspirin 500mg
- 4 Ibuprofen 600mg
- 6 Antacid
- 20 Immodium (Loperamide HCL 2mg)
- 7 Cetirizine 10mg (anti-histamine)
- 10 Cinnarizine 25mg (motion-sickness)
- 10 water-purification tablets

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So what do you think?
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Post by Gunny » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:46 pm

Pretty damn solid.

Needs more tape though.

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Post by JIM » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:55 pm

I'll add another roll of sports-tape (2.5cmx10m)
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Post by Erik » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:58 pm

Wouldn't hurt to stick some duct tape in there.

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Post by ironraven » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:37 am

A sock- fill it with whatever is at hand. I know you too well Jim, you're going to have to knock me out before work on me. *laughs*

Seriously, it looks good. A few points of refinement, like spare batteries for your light. Some kind of marker, to leave notes on patients. A few more ziplocks. A spare lighter. Nothing new from me. :P
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Post by JIM » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:34 am

Hi ironraven,

I've added extra batteries, lighter, ziplocks and marker. I do have a small roll of duct-tape in the FAK.
I know you too well Jim, you're going to have to knock me out before work on me. *laughs*
Ahh, looks like I need to pick up some Versed to... :twisted:
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Post by GanaEMT » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:01 pm

JIM wrote: Ahh, looks like I need to pick up some Versed to... :twisted:
I've seen a 150 pound woman take 15mg of versed IM over three doses within 20 minutes and still fight like a champ against me, another medic and three cops and stay that way all the way to the hospital.

I'd personally go with a nice ativan/geodon cocktail :wink:
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Post by 19kilo » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:03 pm

GanaEMT wrote:
JIM wrote: Ahh, looks like I need to pick up some Versed to... :twisted:
I've seen a 150 pound woman take 15mg of versed IM over three doses within 20 minutes and still fight like a champ against me, another medic and three cops and stay that way all the way to the hospital.

I'd personally go with a nice ativan/geodon cocktail :wink:

You know there isn't much fight when you have succ's (succinilcoline) on board. :D

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Post by JIM » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:04 pm

GanaEMT wrote:
JIM wrote: Ahh, looks like I need to pick up some Versed to... :twisted:
I've seen a 150 pound woman take 15mg of versed IM over three doses within 20 minutes and still fight like a champ against me, another medic and three cops and stay that way all the way to the hospital.

I'd personally go with a nice ativan/geodon cocktail :wink:
Ow dear...

In The Netherlands, EMS only uses Versed, used in combination with Ketamine, so it is a bit more potent than Versed alone.

Ironraven, are you following this? Don't worry, it won't hurt a bit... :twisted:
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Post by 19kilo » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:29 pm

I'm pretty sure emt's don't use paralytics in the field.

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Post by JIM » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:38 pm

I'm pretty sure emt's don't use paralytics in the field.
I'm sorry, I should clarify: In The Netherlands, EMS-personell consists of nurses with a ER/ICU/OR-specialisation and additional training. They are not EMT's like in the US.

They only work according to special protocols and with 'standing-orders'

And about the succinylcholine: EMS can't give that here. Do do that, we have a special Mobile Medical Team that flyes in with a helicopter (see avatar) and has a doctor on board.

Anyhow: What do you think of my FAK?
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Post by 19kilo » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:46 pm

oh yeah Iknow what you mean. We have flight teams here to.
they do some cool stuff while cruising.

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Post by GanaEMT » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:48 pm

19kilo wrote: You know there isn't much fight when you have succ's (succinilcoline) on board. :D
Let's just say that's how that call ended once we got to the ER. And yeah, flight medics get to do all the cool stuff.

Jim-- the FAK looks great.
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Post by ironraven » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:56 pm

JIM wrote:Ironraven, are you following this? Don't worry, it won't hurt a bit... :twisted:
You're going to need a tranq gun. :P
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Post by waterborne » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:56 pm

19kilo wrote:I'm pretty sure emt's don't use paralytics in the field.
In SC paramedics can use sucs in the field for RSI. (rapid sequence intubation) just thoult I would add that in.
Heart beats, air goes in and out, and O2 is good.

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Post by 19kilo » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:17 pm

waterborne wrote:
19kilo wrote:I'm pretty sure emt's don't use paralytics in the field.
In SC paramedics can use sucs in the field for RSI. (rapid sequence intubation) just thoult I would add that in.

That definatly makes your job a little easier. To bad you couldn't give to the folks crowding around, half histerical and half trying to tell you what to do.

That is the hardest part of an Emt's job in my opinion.

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Post by GanaEMT » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:18 am

19kilo wrote:That is the hardest part of an Emt's job in my opinion.
I think getting into a full out brawl with a schizophrenic junkie in the back of a moving ambulance is tops the shit list.

Or getting shot at.
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Post by JIM » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:08 am

GanaEMT wrote:
19kilo wrote:That is the hardest part of an Emt's job in my opinion.
I think getting into a full out brawl with a schizophrenic junkie in the back of a moving ambulance is tops the shit list.

Or getting shot at.
Or treating a lawyer...
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Post by GanaEMT » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:11 am

That is terrifying.
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Post by bluesunburn » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:25 am

GanaEMT wrote:
19kilo wrote:That is the hardest part of an Emt's job in my opinion.
I think getting into a full out brawl with a schizophrenic junkie in the back of a moving ambulance is tops the shit list.

Or getting shot at.
In Massachusetts, they're experimenting with allowing EMT-Bs to use Narcan in the field.

Meaning that we'll be in the back of a bus with an incredibly pissed off junkie whose high we just ruined.

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Post by JIM » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:35 am

bluesunburn wrote:
GanaEMT wrote:
19kilo wrote:That is the hardest part of an Emt's job in my opinion.
I think getting into a full out brawl with a schizophrenic junkie in the back of a moving ambulance is tops the shit list.

Or getting shot at.
In Massachusetts, they're experimenting with allowing EMT-Bs to use Narcan in the field.

Meaning that we'll be in the back of a bus with an incredibly pissed off junkie whose high we just ruined.
You guys aren't allowed to use naloxon? It's a life-saver..

When you've screwed up with the fentanyl again..
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Post by bluesunburn » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:49 am

Basics can't, paramedics already can. It's being tested in two of the major urban areas (Boston and Cambridge) and is expected to roll out elsewhere with a year.
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GanaEMT wrote:
19kilo wrote:That is the hardest part of an Emt's job in my opinion.
I think getting into a full out brawl with a schizophrenic junkie in the back of a moving ambulance is tops the shit list.

Or getting shot at.
In Massachusetts, they're experimenting with allowing EMT-Bs to use Narcan in the field.

Meaning that we'll be in the back of a bus with an incredibly pissed off junkie whose high we just ruined.
You guys aren't allowed to use naloxon? It's a life-saver..

When you've screwed up with the fentanyl again..

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Post by GanaEMT » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:29 am

They have a nasal spray that came out a few years ago that they'll probably used to have the Basic's administer narcan, if they do that. It turns any medication into a mist to be absorbed ridiculously fast by the nasal mucosa. Works faster then IM and SC, and is on par with IV & IO and can pretty much be used with any medication that doesn't need a particular rate & dose infusion (like lidcocaine).

Just put the med into the spray thingy, squeeze the plunger, and away it goes.



(and the only ones who screwed up the fentanyl around here were the junkies who got it laced it with their heroin last year and subsequently thinned out the gene pool over the course of a few months. The kicker was, so many died because they heard it was killing people so they just had to try it)
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Post by JIM » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:39 am

GanaEMT wrote:They have a nasal spray that came out a few years ago that they'll probably used to have the Basic's administer narcan, if they do that. It turns any medication into a mist to be absorbed ridiculously fast by the nasal mucosa. Works faster then IM and SC, and is on par with IV & IO and can pretty much be used with any medication that doesn't need a particular rate & dose infusion (like lidcocaine).

Just put the med into the spray thingy, squeeze the plunger, and away it goes.



(and the only ones who screwed up the fentanyl around here were the junkies who got it laced it with their heroin last year and subsequently thinned out the gene pool over the course of a few months. The kicker was, so many died because they heard it was killing people so they just had to try it)
I'm not saying that anyone actually screwed up something. It's just that it could happen that someone (EMT,junky) makes a (intentional) mistake/overdose with an opioide, Naloxon is a life-saver.
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