Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard

When it comes to medial supplies many people today who are fans of military gear are using IFAKs, which stands for individual first aid kit. It gives you a compact and well-stocked kit for immediate help if you should become hurt.

But you may well know using these kits like I have for years, there’s one thing that anyone who has used them will tell you, a kit that is used for emergencies doesn’t last long term. This means the kit will only last till you can get to help, it’s not like in the movies where you get shot and the guy puts a Band-Aid on it.  As knowledgeable people know it can take truckloads of supplies to treat a wound like that!

An IFAK is just that - “individual” – it’s only made up for one person. So traveling with family or friends, you can find yourself in need of more supplies quickly if you should be in something like a car accident, this is where a larger kit like the one I have here comes into play!

This is a kit that I will always be adding to and editing, but a good start is to get a kit from  Many companies have kits, and S.T.O.M.P. medical kits, but not all have a kit like this where you can just buy what you need. This way you can do what I have and use it as a refill. has a kit called a Standard Kit which can be bought with or without a bag, allowing you to save some money if you have a bag you want to use like I have.

The Standard Kit is a full featured Crisis kit, which has a great number of items you would need in a trauma situation. Now don’t let your knowledge of medical procedures deter you from owning a very useful kit like this. Even if you don’t have the knowledge to use all the items, you can easily take a course or you many have friends like I do who are EMS’s and in a survival situation, if you can’t do it then often someone on site can use the supplies to help people! Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard

Having a kit like this on hand gives you piece of mind knowing that you can treat a wide range of problems such as burns, and deep cuts. The one item I think people will use the most and is very useful to have on hand are burn items:



1          EA       Water-Jel - Burn Dressing - 10.2 x 10.2cm

1          EA       Water-Jel - Burn Dressing - 5.1 x 15.2cm

1          BTL     Water-Jel - Cool Jel - 118mL

1          EA       Wet Dressings - Isotonic Saline - Sterile - 10.2 x 20.3cm (2/Pack)

1          EA       Wet Dressings - Water - Sterile - 10.2 x 20.3cm (2/Pack)



Everyone has done this from time to time and burned himself/herself on a stove or in the yard working. The right treatment at the right time can save you hours of pain! Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Tongue depressors:  most people overlook this item and having them on hand can give you a clean and sterile option to apply creams and other ointments. You can use a stick off the ground but this can cause problems with dirt and stuff you can’t see getting into the wound. You also get Cotton Tipped Applicators, which can be used in this way as well.


6          EA       Tongue Depressors - Senior - Individually Wrapped - 1.9 x 15.2cm

6          EA       Cotton Tipped Applicators - Single-End - Sterile - 7.6cm (2/Pack) Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  This item can be used incase of a seizure to prevent the person from biting off or swallowing their tongue and can also be used as a tongue depressor.




1          EA       Bite Seizure Stick/Tongue Depressor Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Items like cold packs can be useful when dealing with sprains and burns, but one needs to keep in mind when dealing with these type of packs is that they need to be packed correctly because if not, they will activate if crushed mixing the chemicals inside making them useless when needed!


4          EA       Cold Pack - Instant - Large - 15.2 x 22.9cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Now the other side of that coin is a Hot pack which can be use in a number of ways. You can use them in the winter to warm the body if you’re getting hypothermia or any situation where heat is needed quickly.



1          EA       Hot Pack - Instant Warm - 15.2 x 25.4cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  These next items might not be what everyone would think of, but they can come in handy in an emergency situation:  a book to keep record of what was done to treat or what happened can come in handy when you get the person to help, so the emergency personnel know what happened and in detail. Often in situations like this it’s easy to lose track of time and what is going on around you, so having this option on hand for someone to keep track is ideal.


1          EA       Accident/Illness Record Book – Small

1          EA       St. John Ambulance - Pocket Guide (English/French)

1          EA       Pen Papermate Fine Tip Blue Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard

When comes to a trauma kit bandages are key, with hemorrhagic bleeding you can bleed out very fast, in some cases in seconds! So having the means to contain bleeding is very important, in this kit you have a number of items that can be used for anything from large wounds to scratches like:


1          EA       Compress Bandage - 10.2 x 10.2cm

1          EA       Compress Bandage - Large - 11.4 x 12.7cm

2          RL        Conforming Stretch Bandage - Sterile - 10.2cm x 3.7m

2          RL        Conforming Stretch Bandage - Sterile - 5.1cm x 3.7m

4          EA       Fabric Bandages - Heavyweight - 2.2 x 3.8cm

8          EA       Fabric Bandages - Heavyweight - 2.2 x 7.6 cm

6          EA       Fabric Bandages - Heavyweight - Fingertip Large - 4.4 x 7.6cm

6          EA       Fabric Bandages - Heavyweight - Fingertip Small - 4.4 x 5.1cm

6          EA       Fabric Bandages - Heavyweight - Knuckle - 3.8 x 7.6cm

6          EA       Fabric Bandages - Heavyweight - Large Patch - 5.1 x 7.6cm

4          EA       Fabric Bandages - Heavyweight - Small Patch - 3.8 x 3.8cm

1          RL        Elastic Support/Compression Bandage - 5.1cm x 4.6m

1          RL        Elastic Support/Compression Bandage - 7.6cm x 4.6m

1          RL        Coban - Self-Adherent Wrap - 5.1 cm x 4.6m

1          EA       Compress Bandage - 15.2 x 15.2cm

1          EA       Abdominal/Combine Pad - Sterile - 12.7 x 22.9cm

1          EA       Abdominal/Combine Pad - Sterile - 20.3 x 25.4cm

1          EA       Abdominal/Combine Pad - Sterile - 25.4 x 30.5cm

1          EA       Trauma Dressing - Sterile - 25.4 x 76.2cm

4          EA       Tegaderm - Transparent Film Dressings - 6 x 7cm

2          EA       Telfa - Non-Adherent Antimicrobial Dressings - Sterile - 7.6 x 10.2cm

2          EA       Telfa - Non-Adherent Island Dressings - Sterile - 5.1 x 9.5cm

6          EA       Telfa - Non-Adherent Pads - Sterile - 5.1 x 7.6cm

6          EA       Telfa - Non-Adherent Pads - Sterile - 7.6 x 10.2cm

24       EA       Plastic Bandages - 1.9 x 7.6cm

6          EA       Non-Woven Sponges - Sterile - 4-Py - 7.6 x 7.6cm

6          EA       Gauze Pads - Sterile - 10.2 x 10.2cm

6          EA       Gauze Pads - Sterile - 5.1 x 5.1cm

6          EA       Gauze Pads - Sterile - 7.6 x 7.6cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  One item in this kit the triangular bandage, which can certainly be used as a bandage but it can also serve as a sling or a tourniquet in a pinch, so it’s a multipurpose item and you have 2 included.




2          EA       Triangular Bandage - 101.6 x 101.6 x 142.2cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  There are other options to help control and clot wounds like powders. This kit comes with one packet of wound seal powder that can also come in handy for bleeding.




1          EA       WoundSeal Topical Powder Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Everyone thinks of what to do when it happens, but few stop to think what to do when it’s all over. You can have a number of items laying around, full of blood among other things! You will need to clean up otherwise you could get someone infected or hurt, this kit also provides you will some gear to help with both getting ready to treat and clean up as well: Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard











1          KIT      Biohazard Clean-Up Spill Kit – Deluxe

1          EA       Facial Tissues (10/Pack)

2          EA       Infectious Waste Bags - 15.2 x 22.9cm

1          EA       Infectious Waste Bags - 61 x 61 cm - 37.9L

1          EA       Emesis Basin - Plastic - 20.3cm

These items can also be used in both cleanup and preparing to treat wounds.

10       EA       Paper Pad - Self Adherent - 7.6 x 12.7cm

12       EA       Alcohol Antiseptic Swabs

6          EA       First Aid Ointment - 1g

1          BTL     Hand Sanitizer - Antiseptic Gel - 118 mL

4          EA       Towel – Wiping

6          EA       Sani-Hands - Alcohol Gel Hand Towelettes

12       EA       Hand Cleansing Moist Towelettes

1          EA       Facial Tissues (10/Pack)

12       EA       Benzalkonium Chloride (Bzk) Antiseptic Towelettes

1          EA       Emesis Basin - Plastic - 20.3cm

2          EA       Motion Sickness/Emesis Bag - 11.4 x 21.6cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard

You also get a number of flushing agents; these are sterile solutions that help to flush wounds and things such as dirt in eyes and such. 




1          BTL     Irrigation Solution - Sterile - Sodium Chloride - 0.9% - 500mL

1          BTL     Irrigation Solution - Sterile - Water - 500 mL

1          EA       Irrigation Syringe - Sterile - 59mL

This item is just as it sounds, it used to flush eyes if you should get dirt in them or any chemicals.

3          EA       Ocufresh - Eye Wash - 20 mL Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Eyes are something that I know all too well, I’ve had a wood chip get into my eye and had to have it both flushed and treated by a doctor. It can be very painful and being able to treat wounds such as this, or at least be able to help till you can get to the doctor is important, this kit provides you with both the flushing agents I spoke of above as well as eye dressings.


2          EA       Eye Dressing Pads

1          EA       Eye Shield – Plastic Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  This is a small item that no one thinks of carrying and that’s a CPR facemask. Why this is important is, if you’re giving CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation you will have your mouth touching another persons’, and this can greatly increase a chance of infections or transference of pathogens like Ebola as they are passed through transmission of fluids. This mask helps to prevent this by putting a one way-seal between you and the person you’re helping.


 1          EA       CPR Face Mask w/One-Way Valve - In Plastic Case Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Cem lights are an item I found out the hard way is super useful in a trauma situation, you don’t want to get your pricy tactical light full of blood or god knows what when you’re treating a person, so it’s good to have these on hand. They can give you a lot of light in a cheap way that can be thrown away when the job is done, helping to keep everything sanitary, and white gives off the best light in a situation like this. You don’t want to use red, as it might be good on the eyes at night but makes it harder to see when dealing with thing like blood.


 1          EA       Light Stick - Cyalume - 30-Minute - White - 15.2cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Skin closures are an item not everyone carries but they should, they act like a stitch keeping deep lacerations closed and can help to close a wound where a band-aid will not suffice.




 2          EA       Steri-Strip - Skin Closures - 6mm x 7.6 cm (3/Pack) Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  This respirator is used to filter particulates in the air and can filter 95% of airborne particles.





1          EA       Fitseal - N95 Respirator - Fs-305 Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  This kit comes with a number of tools like a scalpel, scissors and pen light, and the nice thing about buying a kit like this is you can add any other tools you need.




1          EA       Scalpel w/Handle & Blade - Sterile - #10

1          EA       Scissors - Universal Paramedic - 19.4cm

1          EA       Splinter Forceps - Fine Point - 11.4cm

1          PKG     Splinter-Out (10/Pack)

1          EA       Penlight - Reusable w/2 AAA Batteries

1          EA       Thumb Dressing Forceps - 14cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Thermometers are useful but often can be heavy to add to a kit and you don’t want to stick them where other people may have had them, not knowing if they’re clean! But this option is a disposable version that can be used then discarded for assurance of sterilization.



4          EA       Thermometer - Oral/Axillary - Tempa-Dots Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  The kit comes with what is considered to be one of the best splints on the market, SAM splints. Sure you can use sticks and other things to make a splint, but this gives you a ready to go option without having to look around, and keep in mind when making a kit you might not have the option of looking around for sticks such as being in the desert or if you’re too weak or injured to move.



1          EA       Sam Splint - 10.8 x 45.7 x 0.5cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Tourniquets can be made from just about anything, but this kit comes with one ready to go, it’s a Velcro strap style that is over 15 inches that can be used on legs or arms to stop heavy arterial bleeding.




1          EA       Tourniquet - Nylon/Velcro - 2.5 x 40.6cm
 Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  This item is an item that most outdoors and survival people know well, a space blanket.  These are used for tons of stuff from shelters to helping to heat your body when you fall in the water or find yourself out in the cold, and you get one in this kit.




1          EA       Blanket - Emergency - Foil/Mylar - 142.2 x 203.2cm Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard

These are not designed for snake bites but designed for bites like bugs or minor bites like mosquitos. Afterbite will take away that need to scratch the wound and risk getting it infected, and are great for little kids who don’t know enough to stop scratching!




6          EA       After Bite Treatment Swabs Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  These are your standard Nitrile gloves, they’re ideal for a medical kit such as this, because the person you’re treating, you may not know them well and not know if they have an allergy to latex so it’s best to pack nitrile gloves because they can be used on or by anyone without allergic reactions.



6          PKG     Nitrile - Medical Examination Gloves - Powder-Free - Large (2/Pack) Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  You get one roll of adhesive tape with this kit to be used for attaching gauze or just about anything that needs to be stuck, often this type of tape is a do-all item that can be used like medical duct tape.




1          RL        Tape - Clear Plastic - 2.5cm x 4.6m Trauma Crisis Kit – Standard  Lastly you will get some miscellaneous items like a pill holder for meds, safety pins for holding bandages and clothing and some twist ties to safely close up bags before they’re thrown away.



 1          EA       Pill Holder Vial - 12 Dram w/Tamper-Resistant Cap

1          PKG     Safety Pins - Assorted Sizes (12/Pack)

1          EA       Twist Ties White - 15.2cm


This kit it gives you a really good start of what you will need and can be the basis for a nice kit. You may want to add items to this kit and shape it how you like it or need it to be. Www.firstaidcanada.comalso has another kit that has a number of more items in it called the Deluxe, such as a stethoscope, and you can find the Deluxe kit here!

I used to think just like most, that a kit like this is too big for the average person but with the things I’ve had to deal with over the years, you soon see what you really need and why, and when you’re spending a lot of time in the back woods away from everything you’ll find that a kit like this is not a luxury it’s a necessity!


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