Roadside Emergency Kit: Medical Equipment for a Vehicle

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Rob is at the PDN Training Tour Truck to discuss keeping emergency medical equipment in a vehicle. We may want to render aid after a traffic accident, defensive situation, or other incident where people need help. The roadside emergency kit should be staged so it can be quickly and easily accessed. Rob’s roadside emergency kit includes a range kit with basics for treating gunshot wounds, but the larger vehicle kit contains devices that can be used to treat crushing injuries.

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10 Responses to “Roadside Emergency Kit: Medical Equipment for a Vehicle”
  1. DW

    Rob- I like your idea of staging med kit in car. I have a question concerning supplies. Where I live it gets below zero at night and even in the daytime. I worried that my med supplies will freeze. Besides bringing the kit indoors at night, do you have any suggestions for my concern? Thanks.

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  2. David Chapman

    I am interested in who makes the bags in the video. They are what I am looking for my JEEP
    tailgate.

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  3. Nicholas Wing

    Dear Mr. Pincus:

    Excellent video. I am working with my professor Dr. Brian Manhire, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, Ohio University, on a new tool for law enforcement and first responders and would like to connect with you. According to the NHTSA roughly 33% of fatal traffic accidents are caused by drugged driving. By utilizing a mobile spectrometer retrofitted for the purposes of an upper respiratory drug examination, a first-line field drug examination can be accomplished.

    It is not as comprehensive as other saliva-based instantaneous drug examination solutions, but we believe it will fulfill a niche application for DEA, FBI and U.S. Customs & Border Patrol field operations and first responders.

    We have had some interest from Israel Institute of Technology and the collaboration between Magnum Research Inc. and Israel Military Industries on the Desert Eagle .50 calibre and Jericho 491 pistols was an inspiration to us.

    As you may know, it was Smith & Wesson who commercialized the first roadside mobile alcohol breath analyzer. Perhaps they or another manufacturer would be interested in carrying on that legacy.

    Thank you for any interest in our effort.

    Best regards,

    -Nick Wing

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  4. Dean Craig

    Good stuff, and remember, even if you are not trained to use this stuff, there’s always a Dr. or nurse that might arrive at the scene of an accident and be able to help if you have the equipment. And it might even be used on you.

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  5. Steve Yockey

    Pretty good! I’m a retired paramedic with an RN license. I have two medic bags, which I carry. One is an M-3 configuration. The other is an M-5. The former is more simple, more direct. The latter is more all encompassing. Each has tourniquets, hemostatic agents and Israeli bandages. An item I might suggest, in addition to OPAs and NPAs, carry a collapsible Ambu Bag. It sure beats mouth to mouth, even with a barrier. Also, a signal mirror, and a strobe and flares for those special times in remote areas at night. If they can’t see you, they can’t rescue.

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    • Ken Rhodes

      Adding to Steve’s comment, I keep reflective traffic vests to wear when rendering aid. In addition, I have round Powerflare LED devices which are better than road flares as they will, not ignite gasoline. And, as a former helicopter pilot, these make excellent markers for a medieval LZ should patients require a helicopter evac, I keep bottled water in trunk for emergency flluid and in a pinch, wound irrigation Israeli trauma bandages are a must in my car and range kit. Message here: Be Prepared.

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  6. Matt Shipley

    Great video but here is a tip that has been tried and true for me on Gun Shot wounds. Sounds odd but a handful of Tampons (Plastic Sleeved) packs great in any kit. Not only great for plugging a bullet hole but the sleeve can be used as an emergency airway (cricothyrotomy) if you are really in deep.

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  7. James Harvey

    Good info. Who makes the emergency medical equipment bags in the video? I am specifically interested in the large orange one mounted in the tour vehicle.

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Tags: Car first aid kit, First Aid, Range Kit, Rob Pincus, Tourniquet, Treating a gunshot wound