It is imperative first responders have the proper gear and emergency medical bags to respond in an efficient manner to emergency situations. They rely on a wide range of equipment which provides information to help guide their decisions. The nature of the job is unpredictable. There is no way to know what type of care will be needed when they respond to the next emergency.
That is why it is imperative Paramedics are prepared and equipped for a wide variety of emergency situations. One of the most relied upon pieces of equipment are emergency medical bags or Trauma Bag. Sands Canada has been a leading provider of paramedic supplies Canada for over thirty years. Reach out to us today for more information.
9 Common Medical Equipment Utilized by Paramedics
Paramedics use the various equipment listed below:
- Bag Valve Mask
- Suction Unit
- Medication Bag
- Trauma/Spinal Board
- ECG Monitor and Defibrillator
- Infusion Pumps
When first responders arrive to the scene, they carry a trauma bag with them. This has various trauma supplies, including:
- Wound Management
- Airway Management
Bag Valve Mask
If a patient stops breathing, Paramedics use a Bag Valve Mask device or BVM to assist with ventilations.
To prevent aspiration or to clear an airway of vomit or other fluids, a hand-held or battery powered suction device is used to clear the airway.
Depending on their skill set, Paramedics can administer a variety of medications to treat and / or reverse life-threatening medical conditions. The bag typically includes syringes, needles, vials, ampoules and pre-loads.
ECG Monitor and Defibrillator
Vital Signs monitor These devices are used to monitor the patient, access vital signs and can, if necessary allow the Paramedics to shock or cardiovert the patient.
This is a mechanical device, used to provide life-support for those patients who cannot breathe on their own. This allows the treating Paramedic to adjust the rate and depth of each ventilation.
Infusion Pumps or Pressure Infuser
IV Infusion pumps are used to control the drip rate of an IV typically when combined with specific medications. Pressure Infusers are used to apply pressure to the IV bag to maintain a consistent drip rate.
When emergencies occur, it is critical to have properly equipped emergency medical bags. When you need EMS equipment Canada, think Sands Canada. Reach out to us today for details. We are your partner in emergency equipment and your trauma bag supplies. Give us a call today to find out more.