What Medical Equipment do Planes Carry

What Medical Equipment do Planes Carry

Medicines and health products are essential for addressing health problems and improving the quality of life. According to the World Health Organisation, access to critical medicines and health products is critical for reaching universal health coverage. They form an indispensable component of health systems in preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease and alleviating disability and functional deficiency. The world health Organization (WHO) supports countries in ensuring equitable access to essential medicines and other health products that are safe, effective, and of assured quality; and in promoting their rational prescription and use. GZ Industrial Supplies also supports increased availability of the best medical Equipment in Nigeria and beyond.

In the year ending 31 March, 1999 British Airways carried as much as 36.8 million passengers, and there were 3386 reported in-flight medical incidents: about 1 per 11 000 passengers. Though 70% were managed by cabin crew without the assistance of an onboard health professional, in almost 1000 incidents, doctors and nurses were asked to help manage ill passengers.

What is Medical Equipment

Medical equipment is also known as armamentarium and is designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of medical conditions. Since 1986, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations have mandated that all domestic passenger airplanes with a flight attendant have an emergency medical kit containing medications and devices onboard1. The FAA also requires airlines to ensure that each crew member receives training for in-flight medical events2.

In 2004, the FAA declared that airplanes with a capacity of at least 30 passengers must have some equipment on board. An automated external defibrillator (AED), emergency medical kit, and several other emergency medications as its requirements.

Medical Equipment that planes carry according to FAA

1. Sphygmomanometer, also known as a blood pressure meter, blood pressure monitor, or blood pressure gauge, is a device used to measure blood pressure. This equipment is composed of an inflatable cuff to collapse and then release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner and mercury or aneroid manometer to measure the pressure.

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2.Stethoscope: The use of a stethoscope is to listen to the sounds made by the heart, lungs, or intestines, as well as blood flow in arteries and veins. In combination with a manual sphygmomanometer, its frequent use is to measure blood pressure.

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◆ Alarm for SpO2 and pulse rate exceeding limits

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3.Airways, oropharyngeal: 1 pediatric, one small adult, and one large adult or equivalent.

4. Self-inflating manual resuscitation device with one pediatric mask, one small adult mask, and one large adult or equivalent mask.

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5. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation masks: one pediatric, one small adult, and one large adult or equivalent.

6. V. administration set: One tubing with two Y-site connectors, two alcohol-soaked sponges, one standard roll of 1-inch-wide adhesive tape, one pair of tape scissors, and one tourniquet

7. Protective nonpermeable gloves or equivalent, one pair

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8. Needles: 2 18 gauge, 2 20 gauge, and 2 22 gauge; or 6 needles in sizes necessary to administer required medications

9. Syringes: 1 5 cc and 2 10 cc; or four syringes in sizes necessary to administer required medications

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10. Analgesic, nonnarcotic, 325-mg tablets, 4

11. Antihistamine, 25-mg tablets, 4

12. Antihistamine injection, 50-mg single-dose ampule or equivalent, 2

13. Atropine injection, 0.5-mg single-dose 5-mL ampule or equivalent, 2

14. Aspirin, 325-mg tablets, 4

15. Bronchodilator, metered-dose inhaler or equivalent

16. 50% Dextrose injection, single-dose 50-mL ampule or equivalent

17. Epinephrine injection, 1:1000 (1 mg/mL) single-dose 1-mL ampule or equivalent, 2

18. Epinephrine injection, 1:10,000 (0.1 mg/mL) single-dose 2*-mL ampule or equivalent, 2

19. Lidocaine injection, 20-mg/mL single-dose 5-mL ampule or equivalent, 2

20. Nitroglycerin, 0.4-mg tablets, 10

21. 9% Sodium chloride injection, 500 mL

22. Basic instructions for the use of the drugs in the kit

Summarily we must understand that the cabin crew manages about three-quarters of in-flight medical emergencies. The range of equipment and drugs onboard varies but can be extensive. Doctors who volunteer to help the crew manage an incident should remember to “do no harm” and practice within the limits of their training and knowledge.

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17th Jul 2020 Emiliana Chiaha

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