The type of equipment  carried on a flight is dictated by the patient’s medical condition.

The Standard Equipment carried on a flight includes the following:

  • Life port stretchers fitted with full oxygen cylinders
  • Thomas pack which includes the following:
    • Airway, Breathing, and difficult intubation equipment
    • Trauma kits with Chest drainage equipment with Heimlich Valves
    • Current Advanced Life Support Medications, Antibiotics
    • Intravenous Fluids (Crystalloids, colloids)
    • Intravenous and Intraosseous cannulae
    • Thermal blankets
    • Diagnostic Tools (Stethoscope, Spotlight, Thermometer)
  • Cardiac Monitors/ Defibrillators (Zoll X series) with the capacity to provide 12 lead ECG and Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Hand held Pulse Oximeters
  • Respiratory Ventilators dictated by the medical case with additional back up (Oxylog Series, Medumatt Life Base, HamiltonT1)
  • Bedside Laboratory equipment (I-Stat Blood gas analyzers and Portable Glucometer)
  • Extrication & Immobilization gear (Full body and limb splints, Scoop Stretcher & harness)
  • Syringe Pumps (B Braun)
  • Laerdal Suction Units
  • Portable Oxygen Cylinders
  • Cool boxes (WHO approved for maintenance of cold chain)
  • Torches, Headlamps
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