Individual First Aid Kit (Individual First Aid Kit, IFAK) — a personal first aid (injury) first aid kit, which consists of tools to deal with potentially fatal injuries as quickly as possible.
- Tourniquet (4 tourniquets for your legs and arms, and the fifth one - help a friend. You will save a friend's life - you will receive a medal). The most effective tourniquets consist of a tightening belt, a grinder and its retainer. Modern turnstiles are produced industrially. In addition to expensive turnstiles of different generations, the market is also full of fakes of dubious reliability, which should not be trusted without being tested in outdoor conditions (cold, high humidity, mud, etc.). When pushing harder, the grinders of non-original turnstiles, other plastic parts break, belts come undone, so their use for something more than training purposes is not justified. We would like to provide you with a list of our recommended turnstiles:
CAT gen7 (click here)
TMT turnstile (click here)
Sich tourniquet (click here)
These turnstiles are recommended not only by us, but also by our Ukrainian brothers at war.
- Hemostatic means . Hemostatic substances are extremely dry and have a large surface area, which encourage blood to clot even if it is affected by blood-thinning drugs. There are various hemostatic bandages on the market, but we can offer you the following:
ChitoGauze XR PRO (click here)
Since one bandage will never be enough, we recommend to carry out further tamponade with a simple bandage:
H&H tampon dressing (click here)
After all, the most important thing is the correct tamponing technique.
- Nasopharyngeal tube (Nasopharyngeal Airway, NPA). A hollow tube made of medical rubber or plastic with a blunt end to open the airway of an unconscious or breathing victim.
We do not currently have any in stock, but we promise you will soon receive news about the nasopharyngeal tubes that have reached us.
- Occlusive Chest Seal (CS). An air and fluid impermeable dressing for sealing open chest wounds to prevent air from entering the chest, compressing the lung and causing respiratory failure. We offer bandages:
Double occlusive dressing pack H-VENT (click here)
Single pack of occlusive dressing H-VENT (click here)
- Decompression needle (chest dart, chest decompression kit, air release system, ARS). A sufficiently long needle, on which a catheter is attached, is designed to release the air accumulated in the chest. The set is used when, based on the nature of the wound (gunshot, stab, shrapnel injury, a hissing sound is heard), a so-called tension or valve pneumothorax can be suspected (air entering through the wound, which, acting as a valve, cannot escape to the environment, accumulates in the chest and presses on the lung , resulting in rapid progression of respiratory failure). You can buy two types of needles from us:
Decompression needle TPAK 14G (click here)
Decompression needle TYTEK 14G (click here)
- Elastic bandage with pressure element . Also known as Israeli bandage. A bandage of various widths of highly elastic woven material is industrially produced, with a sterile pad of material to absorb blood and a pressure element to ensure better tightening. We can offer a bandage not only for your IFAK, but also for civilian use, i.e. for supplementing first aid kits:
White pressure bandage (Israeli) 10 cm (click here)
- Additional dressing (Field Dressing), tear-off patch. Compressed and vacuum-packed dressing and roll-on 1-2 inch wide quality patch for second stage wound dressing, tamponade and/or dressing. We are currently out of stock, but stay tuned…
- First aid blanket (Space Blanket, Blizzard Survival Blanket). A blanket that protects the victim from the effects of ambient temperature. Remember: General cooling of the body (hypothermia) is one of the silent killers on the battlefield, because the body's defense reactions and blood clotting are disturbed. Unfortunately, we don't have small blankets at the moment, but we can offer a Blizzard trauma blanket, it might not fit in the IFAK, but we think it will definitely find its place in the backpack:
Blizzard trauma blanket (click here)
- Injury scissors (not for injuries or cutting nails, but for cutting clothes :) )
- Eye protection coming soon (OR NOT)
You should also pay attention to the composition of the IFAK, remember - every soldier should be able to easily find tools when opening your IFAK. There should be no additional small inventory, such as sweets or batteries, and it should be mounted in such a place that you can reach it with one hand if necessary, but not interfere with normal procedures. Our recommended IFAK:
Matuza-tactical IFAK case (click here)
Also, IFAK should have valid and unexploited tools, because they can save someone's life. If the tourniquet was used during training, it cannot under any circumstances lie next to new, unused tools in your individual first aid kit.
It's a lot and it's all important, BUT you need to learn how to do it before you buy it, much less start using it. If you somehow buy all of this out of a sense of patriotism and love for your fellow man, pack it into IFAK and put it on your shoulder, it will be of no use. A weapon in the armory is useless, but dangerous in the hands of the ignorant. Also with IFAK content. You will start sticking tubes and needles when and where you don't need them - it will only get worse. Therefore, it is necessary to have such equipment in IFAK, which you and your colleagues in your department know how to use. And if you don't know how to use it, but would like to do it, then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org