Emergency Medicine Book


Family Practice Office Emergency Supplies

Aka: Family Practice Office Emergency Supplies, Primary Care Clinic Emergency Kit, Clinic Crash Cart
  1. Indications: Most common clinic emergencies
    1. Asthma Exacerbation
    2. Psychiatric Emergency (panic, acute Psychosis)
    3. Seizure
    4. Hypoglycemia
    5. Anaphylaxis
    6. Altered Level of Consciousness
    7. Shock state (Sepsis, Hemorrhage, Dehydration, CHF)
    8. Acute Poisoning or drug Overdose
    9. Cardiac Arrest
  2. Equipment: Airway, Masks and Oxygen
    1. Bag-Valve Mask (2 bag sizes and 3 mask sizes)
    2. Nasal Airways and Oral Airways (one set each)
    3. Nasogastric Tube
    4. Portable suction device and catheters or bulb suction
    5. Pulse Oximeter
    6. Oxygen tank and flow meter
    7. Oxygen masks
      1. Nasal canula
      2. Simple Oxygen Mask (3 sizes)
      3. Non-Rebreather Mask (3 sizes)
  3. Equipment: Assessment Tools
    1. Blood Pressure cuffs (all cuff sizes)
    2. Glucose meter (and test strips, lancets, Alcohol swabs)
    3. Broselow Tape
  4. Equipment: Cardiovascular
    1. Intraosseous Needle (18 gauge)
    2. IV catheter or butterfly (18 to 24g) with tubing
    3. Normal Saline
    4. Automatic External Defibrillator or cardiac monitor
  5. Equipment: Universal precautions
    1. Non-latex gloves
    2. Face Mask and Eye Protection
  6. Medications
    1. Acetaminophen (including rectal suppositories)
    2. Albuterol Nebulizer
    3. Amiodarone or Lidocaine (if ACLS/PALS prepared)
    4. Aspirin
    5. Atropine (if ACLS/PALS prepared)
    6. Ceftriaxone
    7. Corticosteroids
    8. Diazepam (including rectal suppository)
    9. Diphenhydramine
    10. Epinephrine
    11. Flumazenil
    12. Lorazepam
    13. Morphine
    14. Naloxone
    15. Nitroglycerin
  7. References
    1. Toback (2007) Am Fam Physician 75:1679-86 [PubMed]

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