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First-Aid Kits

Approved first-aid kits required by §121.309 must meet the following specifications and requirements:

(1) Each first-aid kit must be dust and moisture proof, and contain only materials that either meet Federal Specification GG-K-391a, as revised, or are approved.

(2) Required first-aid kits must be distributed as evenly as practicable throughout the aircraft and be readily accessible to the cabin flight attendants.

(3) The minimum number of first-aid kits required is set forth in the following table:

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No. of
No. of passenger seats                      first-aid
kits
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0-50........................................................           1
51-150......................................................           2
151-250.....................................................           3
More than 250...............................................           4
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(4) Except as provided in paragraph (5), each first-aid kit must contain at least the following or other approved contents:

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Contents                             Quantity
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Adhesive bandage compresses, 1-inch.........................          16
Antiseptic swabs............................................          20
Ammonia inhalants...........................................          10
Bandage compresses, 4-inch..................................           8
Triangular bandage compresses, 40-inch......................           5
Arm splint, noninflatable...................................           1
Leg splint, noninflatable...................................           1
Roller bandage, 4-inch......................................           4
Adhesive tape, 1-inch standard roll.........................           2
Bandage scissors............................................           1
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(5) Arm and leg splints which do not fit within a first-aid kit may be stowed in a readily accessible location that is as near as practicable to the kit.

 

Emergency Medical Kits

The approved emergency medical kit required by §121.309 for passenger flights must meet the following specifications and requirements:

(1) Approved emergency medical equipment shall be stored securely so as to keep it free from dust, moisture, and damaging temperatures.

(2) One approved emergency medical kit shall be provided for each aircraft during each passenger flight and shall be located so as to be readily accessible to crewmembers.

(3) Except as provided in paragraph (4) of this appendix, the approved emergency medical kit must contain, as a minimum, the following appropriately maintained contents in the specified quantities:

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Contents                             Quantity
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Sphygmomanometer.............................................          1
Stethoscope..................................................          1
Airways, oropharyngeal (3 sizes).............................          3
Syringes (sizes necessary to administer required drugs)......          4
Needles (sizes necessary to administer required drugs).......          6
50% Dextrose injection, 50cc.................................          1
Epinephrine 1:1000, single dose ampule or equivalent.........          2
Diphenhydramine HCI injection, single dose ampule or                   2
equivalent..................................................
Nitroglycerin tablets........................................         10
Basic instructions for use of the drugs in the kit...........          1
Protective latex gloves or equivalent........................      \1\ 1
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\1\ Pair.

(4) Until June 3, 1996, required protective latex gloves or equivalent nonpermeable gloves may be placed in the emergency medical kit or in a location that is readily accessible to crewmembers.

[Doc. No. 12384, 38 FR 35234, Dec. 26, 1973, as amended by Amdt. 121-115, 40 FR 1039, Jan. 6, 1975; Amdt. 121-188, 51 FR 1223, Jan. 9, 1986; Amdt. 121-236, 59 FR 1781, Jan. 12, 1994; Amdt. 121-242, 59 FR 52642, Oct. 18, 1994; Amdt. 121-243, 59 FR 62276, Dec. 2, 1994]

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