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First Aid Training

A theoretical approach to Flight Attendant Training carried out by major airline and flight attendant training institutes

 

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FIRST AID KIT (FAK)

The sealed First Aid Kit aboard each aircraft is to be used in a situation requiring items not available in the Flight Attendant Pouch. When this occurs, it will be noted on the Flight Attendant Report of Irregularity. Each kit will be sealed with either a leaded wire seal and/or tape seal.

Contents of the First Aid Kit:

  • Adhesive bandage compresses, 1 inch (16)
  • Antiseptic swabs (20)
  • Ammonia inhalants (10)
  • 4" Compress bandages (8)
  • Triangular bandages compresses, 40 inch (5)
  • Arm splint, noninflatable (1)
  • Leg splint, noninflatable (1)
  • Roller bandage, 4 inch (4)
  • Adhesive tape, 1 inch standard roll (2)
  • Bandage scissors (1)

Maintenance has made available to all stations a First Aid Kit for replenishing a used kit which contains one of everything that is in a First Aid Kit. Should an inflight situation arise where the First Aid Kit must be opened and used, the next station should be able to replenish the kit. The Captain should be notified prior to landing as to the contents needing to be replenished. The flightdeck crew will verify the kit.

Upon arrival at a maintenance base, the First Aid Kit shall be inventoried and sealed or replaced with a serviceable kit prior to the next flight.

LATEX GLOVES To be used as necessary when administering or giving first aid treatment, especially when you might possibly come into contact with any bodily fluids. One box is attached to each First Aid Kit. The box contains 100 sets of gloves.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL KIT (EMK)

All aircraft are equipped with one Emergency Medical Kit. This kit is to be used by or under supervision of a licensed MD or DO physician only, (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Credentials must be checked prior to opening the kit.

Unauthorized opening of the kit by an airline employee may subject such employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

The Emergency Medical kit is located on the flightdeck and contains no narcotics. Contents of the Emergency Medical Kit:

  • Sphygmomanometer (1)
  • Stethoscope (1)
  • Airways, oropharyngeal (3 sizes) (3)
  • Syringes (4)
  • Needles (6)
  • 50% Dextrose injection 50cc (1)
  • Epinephrine 1:1000 (2)
  • Diphenhydramine HC1 injection (2)
  • Nitroglycerin tablets (10)
  • Protective latex gloves (1)
  • Basic Instructions (1)

The Emergency Medical Kit contains one of certain items (i.e., Blood Pressure Cuff), but contains twice the amount of medication that is called for in the F.A.R.'s, and in most cases, should an emergency arise and medication be used, the kit will still meet minimum requirements. All flight attendant training programs teach the usage of this emergency medical kit.

Included in each kit is at least two copies of the Use of Airline Emergency Medical Kit form. The attending physician must fill out this form. Make sure the physician signs and prints his/her signature and title and gives their license number. This form should be attached to the Flight Attendant Report of Irregularly and turned into a Supervisor.

Listed on the inside lid are the quantities of medication and the F.A.R. quantities required, which can be verified by the MD or DO and final verification from the flightdeck.

BIOHAZARD KIT These kits are disposable and at the Flight Attendant's request will be replaced by Provisioning when used. They are located in the aft closet of the aircraft on the upper shell. Use these to clean up after any incident involving bodily fluids.

Contents of the BioHazard Kit:

  • BioHazard chlorinated absorbent beads
  • A pair of gloves
  • Surface disinfectant
  • Small scoop shovel
  • Hand cleaning towelettes
  • Bags for disposal

EIGHT (8) STEP PROCEDURE

  1. Put on disposable gloves immediately. (Gloves are primarily used to protect personnel from body substances that contain virulent microorganisms.)
  2. Completely cover the spill with the BioHazard Absorbent Beads from the white pouch. In emergency clean-up, this compound instantly deodorized and binds vomit, urine, feces, blood and other body substances. BioHazard Absorbent Beads contains stabilized chlorine.
  3. When a semi-solid forms, use the pick-up shovel to place the congealed fluid back into the white bag.
  4. Seal the white bag tightly by using ties provided.
  5. Apply the ready to use germicidal towelette to the contaminated area and wipe.
  6. Dispose of all materials (used germicidal towelette, white bag) shovel, packet, wiping cloth and gloves) in the red plastic bag and secure with tie.
  7. Discard red bag in trash can.
  8. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and wipe hands with antiseptic handwipe towelette which provides rapid bactericidal action and has a persistent antimicrobial effect against a wide range of microorganisms. Allow to air dry.

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