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Procedure Kit/Trays, Emergency

Definition : Prepackaged collections of the necessary devices and supplies (i.e., either custom or standard kits) used to treat a patient in an emergency (e.g., an unforeseen or sudden occurrence, such as an accident). Items in these kits usually include small devices (e.g., syringes, injectors, needles), medicines, gauze, and anesthetics according to the emergency situation that they are intended to treat. The kits may be supplied in supporting trays (i.e., procedure trays) consisting of a flat-bottomed receptacle with a border around the periphery supporting all the instruments and supplies needed for the procedure; the trays are usually covered or wrapped. Emergency procedure kits and trays are intended to meet immediate therapeutic needs in life-threatening medical situations. Dedicated emergency kits and trays intended to treat situations such as anaphylactic reaction, snake bite, burn, emergency medicine administration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid, and insect sting are available. They are used in the field, at home, in emergency rooms, and in other healthcare facilities.

Entry Terms : "Emergency Kits" , "Emergency Procedure Kit/Trays"

UMDC code : 16159

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