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Diving Program

Oxygen, First Aid Kits, and Other Supplies

A NOAA Diver provides oxygen first aid to a mock victim during a rescue drill

NOAA Diver LCDR Nicky VerPlanck provides oxygen first aid to a mock victim during a rescue drill. 

The NOAA Diving Program supplies its Diving Units with certain necessary medical equipment. 

The "kits" are items bundled by the NOAA Diving Program in waterproof cases for ease of transport. Unit Diving Supervisors can order complete kits, or any items that need to be replenished or have expired within those kits. 

Please send a request to dmo@noaa.gov to order these items. 


NOAA Divers' First Aid Kit

Unit Diving Supervisors may order complete first aid kits or replenish existing kits with the necessary items.

The waterproof case for NOAA First Aid Kit items

A NOAA first aid kit case.

General Items 

  • First Aid pocket book
  • Diver Injury report slate / form
  • Neuro exam slate
  • Pencil
  • Quart size bottle vinegar (optional)

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Non latex gloves (10 pair)
  • Face shield with mask
  • Pocket mask
  • Oral airways (1 each adult sizes)
  • Nasal airways
  • Surgical lubricant

A first aid kit case opened with contents on display

The contents of a NOAA first aid kit. 

Dressing Pack

  • Band aids – 1x3” strip type (20)
  • Bacitracin or equivalent ointment (10)
  • Adaptic non-adhering dressing (3)
  • Opsite transparent dressing (3)
  • Gauze 2X2s (5)
  • Gauze 4X4 dressings (5)
  • Non-stick (Telfa) dressings (3)
  • Kerlix 4” roll (1)
  • Gauze 2” roller bandage (2)
  • Gauze 4” roller bandage (2)
  • 5X9 Abd dressing (1)
  • Clot activator impregnated dressings (1)
  • 1” tape (2 rolls)
  • Waterproof tape (1)
  • Steri strips (0.25” x 1.5”)
  • Benzoin ampules (2)
  • Cotton tip applicators – sterile (2)
  • Alcohol prep pads (10)
  • Chlorhexidine packets (3)
  • E-Z Scrub brush with chloroxylenol (1)
  • 20cc syringe for irrigation

Orthopedic Pack

  • Sam Splint (1)
  • Cold Compress (1)
  • Triangular bandages (2)
  • 2” cloth tape (1 roll)
  • 3” elastic bandage (2)
  • 2” Coban (2)

Drug Pack

  • Ibuprofen Tablets, 200mg (10)
  • Acetaminophen 500mg (10)
  • Aspirin 81 mg (5)
  • Diphenhydramine 25 mg (10)
  • Meclizine 25 mg (10)
  • Sudafed 30 mg (10)
  • Antacids (5)
  • Loperamide (5)
  • Hydrocortisone Cream, 1% (5)
  • Burn Jel packets (5)

Diagnostics / Tools

  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Small flashlight
  • Thermometer
  • Scissors (EMT shears)
  • Reflex hammer
  • Ring cutter
  • Tweezers
  • Otoscope (optional) 
  • Disposable razor
  • Tongue depressors (3)
  • Tourniquet

An opened oxygen kit case containing two oxygen bottles and other items

The contents of an NOAA oxygen kit.

Oxygen Kits

An oxygen kit can be ordered separately or combined with AED supplies (see combined list below). 

  • Bag-valve mask (with line)
  • Non-rebreather mask (with line)
  • 2 D Oxygen cylinders
  • Oxygen regulator with hose and demand valve
    • Regulator must be capable of delivering oxygen to two patients
    • Demand valve must be tested annually (32-48mm Hg)

An AED inside its case

An AED inside its case. 

AED Kits

AED kits may be ordered separately or combined with oxygen supplies (see combined list below).

  • AED
  • 2 sets of AED pads (expire every 2-3 years)
  • Razor
  • Gloves
  • Scissors 
  • Batteries (expire every 7 years)

The contents of the oxygen and AED combined kit

The contents of the oxygen and AED combined kit.

Combined Oxygen/AED Kits

  • Bag-valve mask (with line)
  • Non-rebreather mask (with line)
  • 1 Jumbo D Oxygen cylinder
  • Oxygen regulator with hose and demand valve
    • Regulator must be capable of delivering oxygen to two patients
    • Demand valve must be tested annually (32-48mm Hg)
  • AED
  • 2 sets of AED pads (expire every 2-3 years)
  • Razor
  • Gloves
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Scissors
  • Batteries (expire every 7 years)

 

 

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Reviewed: January 31, 2017. Contact us with page issues.

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