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  •  Monesthesiologist 
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    My father, who was a career firefighter, is set on me having my own bag of emergency supplies in case some accident were to happen at home or if I were to happen upon an accident. While I am unsure of the ethical and legal ramifications, I’m not totally opposed to the idea. But it is not a financial priority right now. I haven’t had much success finding the right supplies to order online, especially meds. I did find one site that would sell expensive packs that come pre-made for you.

     

    Has anyone looked into this before? Did you build your own or buy pre-made?

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    CordMcNally CordMcNally 
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    What exactly is he recommending to have? Outside of the hospital, really the only thing I would strongly recommend is some nitrile gloves. I guess a basic first aid kit is fine but if it’s a true emergency, a cell phone that can call 911 is your best bet.

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     Peds 
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    While I am unsure of the ethical and legal ramifications

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    i dont understand this…..

     

    a go bag is just that. apocalypse now, what do you need….

    easy one to start: 1st aid, cash, passport, clothes, 9mm….

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    I’ve been considering something like this, but I just finished Deep Survival and it’s not a bad idea, just in case. More of an ice bag though. Not sure what meds youd need. Was thinking something in the car with fire starting supplies, knife, a blanket, etc…maybe basic first aid.

    Agree a go bag is more a get out of the country type thing, but could be more local, but with all identity related necessities to start a new life.

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     Monesthesiologist 
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    Medical Go Bag- like an expanded First Aid Kit

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    CordMcNally CordMcNally 
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    I’m not sure what his dad means by a “go bag”. To me, that means a bag with things to survive in the case of a zombie apocalypse. It seems like his dad is describing more of a kit to help with medical emergencies.

    I keep some suture stuff around the house and take on trips but I don’t keep one in my vehicle to stop and try to sew people up on the side of the road.

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    CordMcNally CordMcNally 
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    Medical Go Bag- like an expanded First Aid Kit

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    What is he suggesting you get? Besides some gloves, a tourniquet, maybe a long needle (people’s chests are much fatter than they used to be), and the ability to do good compressions, your utility outside of a hospital is exceedingly low and your best is to get to help as quickly as possible.

     

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     jacoavlu 
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    So you’re supposed to carry such provisions with you in case you happen upon an accident? On your person? Or one for each car?

    We don’t have a go bag. No sense in trying, my wife would pack it mostly full of varieties of footwear.

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    Suture and lidocaine with epi for yourself wouldn’t be a bad idea.

    Not stopping and doing that, were pretty much useless outside of a hospital.

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    I have a bunch of suture, saline, sterile gloves, lidocaine, syringes, needles, and dressing supplies. But it’s in the closet. Don’t have a bag.

    A trauma surgeon at my hospital listens to emergency medical services radio and will seek out accidents on the side of the road to help.

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     Panscan 
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    I have a bunch of suture, saline, sterile gloves, lidocaine, syringes, needles, and dressing supplies. But it’s in the closet. Don’t have a bag.

    A trauma surgeon at my hospital listens to emergency medical services radio and will seek out accidents on the side of the road to help.

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    sounds like asking for liability issues and non-ideal work life balance

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    CordMcNally CordMcNally 
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    A trauma surgeon at my hospital listens to emergency medical services radio and will seek out accidents on the side of the road to help.

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    What is a trauma surgeon going to do on the side of the road? I can guarantee the paramedics are much better at pre-hospital medicine than he is.

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    Yeah, sounds a bit odd…to put it gently.

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    I have a go bag for some stuff with lido/epi and different sutures for minor stitching, plenty of sterile gauze and saline irrigation, gloves, LMAs with ambu bag, a few ETTs with DL blades (I tube people for a living otherwise I would not recommend this), a cryc kit, ace wraps, ICE bags, DIY epi pens are everywhere (cars, house, work bags). I have been debating getting a portable defibrillator as my mom has significant CAD.

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     Monesthesiologist 
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    I agree it is doesn’t sound like a great idea to drive around helping random strangers. My question was more of do you keep anything on hand and if you do what? Thanks for your input.

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