A Review of the Adventure Medical Field Trauma Kit

Adventure Medical Field Trauma KitIf you want a kit that is going to allow you to treat a gunshot wound in the field from start to finish, this is not the kit for you.  However, if you want a good compact, lightweight first aid kit that can handle heavy bleeding and other injures then the Adventure Medical Field Trauma Kit is a good choice for you. It is designed to treat small injuries or to stabilize larger injuries until you can get to decent medical care.

I often hear from untrained people who want a medical kit that can do everything and it needs to fit into their back pack along with the rest of their gear.  This is a unrealistic expectation.  For instance, I had someone tell me that the kit should contain sutures.  The person who said this had never sutured anyone or had received any training other that from a book.  I personally believe that this person would be better off using butterfly bandages.  The incorrect use of sutures can get you into more trouble and result in infections.

Adventure Medical Field Trauma Kit

Adventure Medical Field Trauma Kit

The Adventure Medical field Trauma Kit is small enough measuring 7″ x 4.5″ x 6″to fit in your pack or go bag, and is not too expensive.  While it lists for $48.00, you can find it on the Internet for about $10 cheaper.  This kit contains a copy of the Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine by Eric A Weiss M.D.  This is a good little book that provides you with a lot of good emergency medical information. The kit contains a 25g QuikClot and enough dressings to stop bleeding on most major wounds.

Adventure Medical Field Trauma Kit contents

Bandage Materials

  • 4 – Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1″ x 3″
  • 3 – Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
  • 2 – Bandage, Butterfly Closure
  • 1 – Bandage, Elastic, Self Adhering, 2″
  • 2 – Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2″ x 2″, Pkg./2
  • 2 – Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4″ x 4″, Pkg./2
  • 1 – Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3″ x 4″

Bleeding

  • 2 – Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe
  • 1 – QuikClot Sport 25g
  • 2 – Trauma Pad, 5″ x 9″

Blister / Burn

  • 11 – Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped (11 pieces)

Instrument

  • 3 – Safety Pins
  • 1 – Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps

Medical Information

  • 1 – Comp. Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine

Medication

  • 1 – After Bite Wipe
  • 2 – Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
  • 1 – Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
  • 2 – Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2

Wound Care

  • 8 – Antiseptic Wipe
  • 1 – Dressing, Petrolatum, 3″ x 3″
  • 1 – Tape, 1/2″ x 10 Yards
  • 2 – Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Single Use

If you are a well-trained medical professional this may not be the kit for you or you may choose to supplement it with additional supplies.  But for most of us this is a great kit to take backpacking or to carry in your car.  I carry one in my get home bag. Howard

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One Response to A Review of the Adventure Medical Field Trauma Kit

  1. ellen hubbard says:

    quite comprehensive for the normal schmoe. good article once again, howard. thank you for your true effort on our behalf. E.H.

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