The difficult conditions in LMIC environments both increase the likelihood of clinical incidents and render effective responses to them more difficult. The Medical Aid Emergency bag assembles the critical equipment needed to respond efficiently in emergency situations.
Emergency Bag Contents:
Reusable BVM, adult, child, neonate with full range of reusable masks
Finger pulse oximeter
Airways 000-6 x 5
Nasal airways 6,7,8,9 x 3
Tough cut scissors
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Why do I need an Emergency Bag?
Based on our extensive experience of working in the LMIC environment this Emergency Bag enables all age ranges to be treated and covers the patients’ needs on an airway, breathing, circulation basis as well as making sure the responder can be seen and also see what they are doing.
“I was working one day in a new paediatric operating room that we had just finished commissioning and we were doing our first case. Suddenly a nurse ran in and asked if anyone had a breathing bag for a child that had just been delivered by C section who was not breathing. I grabbed our emergency bag and rushed in and, using our neonatal BVM started to breathe for the baby. Forty five seconds later she started to breathe on her own; a life saved. Without the availability of the BVM she would not have survived.”
Tim Beacon, CEO, Medical Aid International
Emergency Bag Contents Brochure
Any substantial healthcare facility needs reliable X-Ray. Yet in low resource environments most clinics and hospitals face many challenges in this area which directly can affect the quality of care.
Sterilisation of medical equipment in LMIC environments is a major challenge, particularly in more rural locations because of an absence of affordable, serviceable, easily usable equipment.