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Commercial flight on-board medical equipment

Thursday, June 3, 2010

There's a surprising amount of medical equipment available on board commercial aircraft for use by providers who volunteer during medical emergencies. Although the first aid kit contains only basic equipment, such as bandages and splints, the emergency medical kit (EMK), which was envisioned by the FAA to be more of a doctor's kit, provides a considerable range of emergency pharmaceuticals and devices that an EMT-Intermediate might use on board a commercial aircraft.

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