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Fanny Packs Paramedics Medic Students

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

For those of you that use them....I'm looking for some advice on what you keep in your fanny pack.


Medics: Are there any specific items you carry that you use constantly?


Medic students: Any school specific items?


I'm a medic student, and I'm about to start my vehicular shifts....so as I'm required to carry one on me, I'm looking for helpful things to put in mine.



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#2 paramedicmike

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

You're required to carry one?  They tell you to carry it but don't tell you what to put in it?  That seems odd.  Why tell you to carry it then?  What happens if you don't carry it?


I've never carried one.  Ever.  In all of my years in EMS I've known only one guy, just one out of the hundreds of providers I've met or worked with, who carried one.  He was also a state trooper and was required to carry his weapon at all times.  That's where he carried when on the ambulance.


Good luck.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

I know of one service where the Medics carry their narcs in a fanny pack. They are issued their own med pouch and carry on person when on shift. Seems to work for them as they may swap trucks as needed.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Fanny pack sounds a bit um .... gay, sorry bro :D


Certain drugs are carried in a small hip pouch kept on the Officers belt; Paramedics carry fentanyl, morphine and midazolam whereas Intensive Care Paramedics also carry ketamine.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Stuff it with granola bars and juice boxes, that might be all you get to eat in a day.

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