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CFR Kit

This is some of the kit that is operated out of our vehicles

For both Adults and Paediatrics


Medical Oxygen 

Each kit has a CD size oxygen bottle. This holds around 460 litres of oxygen when full. We are able to give this through various types of masks to patients when required. This is also given to patients who are in cardiac arrest via a bag-valve mask.

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Oxygen Masks 

Each kit has a selection of mask, both adult and paediatric masks. Some masks have a bag that will be filled with oxygen. Some masks fit in the nose and others have a plastic fitting that give a specific amount of oxygen, for example 28%.

 

 

Bag-Valve Mask (BVM)

Each kit has an adult and paediatric bag-valve mask, often referred to as a BVM. We use this to breath for patents who are in cardiac arrest. Oxygen is also delivered through the mask.

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Oropharyngeal airways

Each kit has various sizes of oropharyngeal airways. These plastic tubes are designed to be placed in the mouth to maintain a open airway. These are used in patients who are unable to maintain an effective airway. For example in person who is unconscious or in cardiac arrest.


Dextrose gel

Each kit has Dextrose gel, these are sugary tubes that we can give to patients who are suffering from low blood sugar.

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Incident Report Form (IRF)

Each kit has a patient report form, here is what information we record until the arrival of a rapid response vehicle or ambulance. The arrival of the emergency crew can see what we have done and what the patient was like before they arrived.


First Aid

Each kit have a selection of dressing and bandages. These are used to control bleeding or stabilise a fracture until the arrival of the emergency crew.

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AED

Both kit has an AED. These are the same as the ones you might see at local train stations, leisure centre, town, morrisons etc - an AED is used for patients in cardiac arrest (the heart has stopped working effectively) the pads that are placed on the chest analyse the rhythm of the heart. When the AED recognises a shockable rhythm it will ask you press the shock button. The AED job is to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm.


SpO2 monitor 

Each kit has a SpO2 monitor. These monitors are placed into a finger and will give the responder information about the patients oxygen level and heart rate.

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