Medical Supplies Mandated by the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations

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The Republic of the Philippines’ Civil Aviation Regulations Part 7: Instrument and Equipment mandates most passenger aircraft to carry at all times a first aid kit, a universal precaution kit, and an emergency medical kit.

Note: From what I understand of the language in the document, the CAR requires that planes have these kits but only provide guidance on the actual contents of the kits. (IS: 7.8.11 only states: “The following provides guidance on typical contents of first-aid, universal precaution and medical kits.”) Therefore, it’s possible that there may be some variation in the contents of the kits of different airlines.
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First Aid Kits

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Required for:

  1. Airplanes with a maximum certificated take-off weight of over 5,700 kg
  2. All Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holders

Recommended contents:

  • Antiseptic swabs (10/pack)
  • Bandage: adhesive strips
  • Bandage: gauze 7.5 cm × 4.5 m
  • Bandage: triangular, safety pins
  • Dressing: burn 10 cm × 10 cm
  • Dressing: compress, sterile 7.5 cm × 12 cm
  • Dressing: gauze, sterile 10.4 cm × 10.4 cm
  • Tape: adhesive 2.5 cm (roll)
  • Steri-strips (or equivalent adhesive strip)
  • Hand cleanser or cleansing towelettes
  • Pad with shield, or tape, for eye
  • Scissors: 10 cm (if allowed by national regulations)
  • Tape: adhesive, surgical 1.2 cm × 4.6 m
  • Tweezers splinter
  • Disposable gloves (multiple pairs)
  • Thermometers (non-mercury)
  • Mouth to mouth resuscitation mask with one-way valve
  • First-aid manual, current edition
  • Incident record form
  • Mild to moderate analgesic (as allowed by national regulations)
  • Antiemetic (as allowed by national regulations)
  • Nasal decongestant (as allowed by national regulations)
  • Antacid (as allowed by national regulations)
  • Antihistamine (as allowed by national regulations)

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Universal Precaution Kits

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Required for:

All aircraft that require a cabin crew member

Recommended contents:

  • Dry powder that can convert small liquid spill into a sterile granulated gel
  • Germicidal disinfectant for surface cleaning
  • Skin wipes
  • Face/eye mask (separate or combined)
  • Gloves (disposable)
  • Protective apron
  • Large absorbent towel
  • Pick-up scoop with scraper
  • Bio-hazard disposal waste bag
  • Instruction

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Emergency Medical Kits

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Required for:

Passenger flights on planes with 30 or more seats

Recommended contents:

  • Stethoscope
  • Sphygmomanometer (electronic preferred)
  • Airways, oropharyngeal (3 sizes)
  • Syringes (appropriate range of sizes)
  • Needles (appropriate range of sizes)
  • Intravenous catheters (appropriate range of sizes)
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Gloves (disposable)
  • Needle disposal box
  • Urinary catheter
  • System for delivering intravenous fluids
  • Venous tourniquet
  • Sponge gauze
  • Tape – adhesive
  • Surgical mask
  • Emergency tracheal catheter (or large gauge intravenous cannula)
  • Umbilical cord clamp
  • Thermometers (non mercury)
  • Basic life support cards
  • Bag-valve mask
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Medications:
    • Epinephrine 1 : 1000
    • Antihistamine – injectable
    • Dextrose 50% (or equivalent) – injectable: 50ml
    • Nitroglycerin tablets, or spray
    • Major analgesic
    • Sedative anticonvulsant – injectable
    • Antiemetic – injectable
    • Bronchial dilator – inhaler
    • Atropine – injectable
    • Adrenocortical steroid – injectable
    • Diuretic – injectable
    • Medication for postpartum bleeding
    • Sodium chloride 0.9% (minimum 259ml)
    • Acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin) for oral use
    • Oral beta blocker
    • Epinephrine 1 : 10000 (can be a dilution of epinephrine 1 : 1000)

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Source 

The CAAP website is occasionally unreachable so you can also find a copy of the CAR Part 7 HERE.

 

 


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Medical Supplies Mandated by the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations
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