Essential Medical Instruments for First Responders 

 August 29, 2017

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First responders need to be prepared for any type of situation or injury. EMTs and paramedics may encounter injuries such as cuts, scrapes, burns, sprained limbs, broken bones, and head trauma in a typical day. They need to be prepared with first aid kits that contain a variety of types of medical instruments. 1st Aid Supplies sells many types of medical instruments that can be useful to first responders who are treating injured patients.



When responding to an emergency call, first responders need to take a patient’s vital signs. Some of the first things they check are blood pressure and heart rate. EMTs and paramedics need stethoscopes to be able to evaluate a patient’s vital signs and decide on the appropriate treatment. 1st Aid Supplies sells single and dual head stethoscopes that make it easy to hear systolic and diastolic heartbeats.

EMT/Paramedic Scissors

paramedic scissors

EMTs and paramedics need to have scissors available in their first aid kits. They may need to be able to cut through a patient’s clothing in order to provide life-saving treatment following an accident or injury. 1st Aid Supplies offers paramedic/EMT/utility scissors made from stainless steel. They are durable enough to stand up to heavy use day in and day out. Our scissors have a serrated non-slip cutting edge, and the handles are enlarged to make them easy to use.

Eye Magnets

eye magnet prober

People sometimes call for help when they get debris in their eyes. Contaminants that get into the eyes can cause pain, redness, and itching. It can be a challenge to remove small objects without causing more pain and possible damage to the eyes. 1st Aid Supplies offers eye magnets that can be used to remove metallic objects from the eyes. A soft nylon loop on the other end can be used to remove non-metallic objects.


steel medical tweezers

People can also get small objects such as glass and metal in cuts in their skin. Those objects are sometimes difficult to remove by flushing the wound with water. First responders should have forceps or tweezers in their kits so they can remove foreign objects from wounds quickly to prevent infection. Forceps from 1st Aid Supplies have needle point sharpness to remove objects from wounds.

Order Medical Instruments from 1st Aid Supplies

First responders need to be prepared for any situation they may encounter on the job. In order to do that, they need to have first aid kits stocked with a variety of instruments they may be required to use. 1st Aid Supplies sells stethoscopes, scissors, and tools that can be used to remove debris from wounds or the eyes. Order medical instruments from 1st Aid Supplies today.

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