What is a First Responder
Call out figures
This is some of the kit that is operated out of
For both Adults and Paediatrics
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
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%.
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.
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.
Each kit has Dextrose gel, these are sugary tubes
that we can give to patients who are suffering from low blood sugar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lifting device for patients on the ground to get them mobile
for checking for Infection
Blood Pressure Monitor
the heart is pumping adequately