Emergency Medicine Book


FAA Mandated Emergency Medical Kit

Aka: FAA Mandated Emergency Medical Kit, Federal Aviation Administration Mandated Emergency Medical Kit, Inflight Emergency Medical Kit
  1. Background
    1. U.S. FAA mandates Emergency Kit for flights with at least one flight attendant and 30 or more passengers
    2. Airlines outside the United States do not have similar consistent regulations
  2. Preparations: FAA Mandated
    1. FAA Mandated Equipment
      1. Bag-Valve Mask (3 sizes)
      2. CPR Mask (3 sizes)
      3. Oropharyngeal Airway (3 sizes)
      4. IV start kit, Tourniquet, adhesive tape and scissors
      5. Syringes (5-10 ml) and needles (18-22 gauge)
      6. Skin prep (Alcohol)
      7. Stethoscope and sphygmomanometer
    2. FAA Mandated Medications
      1. Acetaminophen 325 mg tabs
      2. Antihistamines (oral, IV)
      3. Aspirin 325 mg tablets
      4. Atropine 0,5 mg IV
      5. Bronchodilator (Inhaled)
      6. Dextrose (D50)
      7. Epinephrine (1:10,000 and 1:1000)
      8. Lidocaine (20 mg/ml, 5 ml)
      9. Nitroglycerin 0.4 mg sublingual
      10. Normal Saline 500 ml
  3. Preparations: Expanded Medical Kits (Not FAA mandated)
    1. Expanded Medical Equipment
      1. Thermometer
      2. Glucometer
      3. Laryngoscope, Endotracheal Tube, Magil forceps
      4. Suction catheters and suction pump
      5. Nasal Cannula
      6. Pulse Oximeter
      7. Foley Catheter and urine bag
    2. Expanded Medications
      1. Cardiovascular Medications (Amiodarone, Digoxin, Furosemide, Metoprolol, Heparin)
      2. Corticosteroids (Dexamethasone, Prednisone, Prednisolone)
      3. Gastrointestinal Medications (Loperamide, metoclopramide, Ondansetron, Ranitidine, Antacids)
      4. Motion Sickness medications (meclizine, dimenhydrinate, scopolamine)
      5. Benzodiazepines and Psychotropics (Diazepam, Midazolam, Haloperidol)
      6. Miscellaneous agents (Naloxone)
  4. Resources
    1. FAA Inflight Emergency Kit
      1. https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC121-33B.pdf

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