I made a joke on my AGirl facebook about using my new Israeli Bandage which got me to thinking. I have a first aid bag full of the usual goodies…band-aids, various ointment, antiseptic, and, of course my newly acquired Israeli Bandage(it was a gift), but as an EMT, do you carry more?
I understand that when one is on call the ambulance is stocked, but do you all carry supplies for off duty emergencies and if so what?
I can’t see that in my everyday life much of those items will actually be needed, but this is all new to me.
I am not ready to place an OPA down anyone’s throat(although I rock it on a mannequin) but just curious if, as seasoned folks, you eventually purchased such items to carry with you?
My husband is a little nervous as to the answer because he is afraid I will have him splinted, hooked up to O2, suctioning him and possibly applying a combat dressing to his head, but don’t worry about that, I am probably going to do those regardless of what you say.