Medical

Medical Equipment

The team have a wide range of medical equipment at their disposal in order to begin the effective pre-hospital care of a casualty.

This equipment includes:

  • Stretchers
    • Bell
    • Scoop
    • MIBS (Multi-roll Integrated Bodysplint Stretcher)
  • Vacuum Mattress
  • De-fibrilator (AED)
  • Cervical Collars
  • Splints
    • Spencer
    • Hare Traction
    • Kramer Wire
  • Cas Straps
  • Oxygen
  • Analgesia
    • Entonox (50:50 mix of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen administerd as a gas)
    • Aspirin
    • Morphine (and Naloxone - opiate antagonist)
  • Intravenous fluids/Canulae/Giving Sets
  • Little Dragon (warm air generator)
  • Wound dressings

In addition to these larger items, which would be requested according to the casualties needs, each search group carry with them a comprehensive first aid kit including resussi-aids, dressings, cas straps, plasters, tough cut scissors, thermometers etc in order to begin the process of casualty care.

Individual team members also carry their own personal first aid kits and those with Advanced Mountain Rescue Casualty Care qualifications will carry a kit which reflects their extended skills, containing additional equipment such as stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, and intravenous fluids and the equipment for administering these.

 NNPMRT Air Ambulance Sept 2011 009

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