Sick airline passanger

Required by FAA Since 1986, Airline Emergency Medical Kits Have Expanded Over the Years

Since 1986 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations have mandated that all domestic passenger airplanes with a flight attendant have an emergency medical kit containing medications and devices onboard1. The FAA also...
Banyan FAA emergency medical kit

Minimum Contents For FAA-Approved Emergency Medical Kits

Sphygmomanometer Stethoscope Airways, oropharyngeal: 1 pediatric, 1 small adult, and 1 large adult or equivalent Self-inflating manual resuscitation device with 1 pediatric mask, 1 small adult mask, and 1 large...
Doctor with sick patient

How Physician Offices Can Respond to 5 Common Medical Emergencies

Medical emergencies can and do happen at physicians’ offices. Though you can’t prepare for every emergency, here are five common emergencies you can be ready to address. The American Academy of Family...
AED sign

Is Your AED Ready for an Emergency?  

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals each year. An automated external defibrillator (AED) doubles the chances of survival for victims. In a study released in March 2018, those who got a...
Rendering first aid

6 Tips To Choose the Best Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

As a medical doctor or staff member, your patients trust you with their lives. In the event of a cardiac arrest, CPR can only take you so far. The chance of...
nurse medication tray in a crash cart

5 Cost-Saving Reasons to Automate Your Crash Cart

Crash carts are rolling cabinets that transport medication trays, kits, and equipment for medical emergency use. Seems simple enough, and probably not worth a second thought, right? Wrong. These carts are...
Medication ampules

HealthFirst Expands Medications and Supplies Available For Purchase

As a licensed drug wholesaler and repackager, HealthFirst has the unique ability to replace medications in the low unit of measure quantities often needed for emergency medical kits and crash carts....
Emergency response

Quick Response to Medical Emergency at a Health Care Conference

You never know when a medical emergency may occur. That simple and self-evident fact has never been as evident to us as a time recently when our emergency medical kit was called into action...
crash cart at nurse station

Keep Your Crash Cart Up to Date With OnTraq Automation

If you manage a crash cart, you know it's time-consuming to inspect drug dates and replace expiring items. At least, that used to be true. Managing medications has become much easier through...
Pharmacist counseling a customer

Pharmacist Responds to Medical Emergency, Helps Save a Life

Medical professionals know they might be asked to respond to a medical emergency at any time or place. A CVS pharmacist learned this lesson this year when a 57-year-old man, Mark...