First Aid Kit for the Medical Professional

The following is a quite exhaustive list of items for a medical kit geared toward medical professionals, doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, paramedics, nurses, etc. Clearly bringing all these items would take nearly two mules to carry or an extra cart, and some of this may appear impractical. The list is merely to guide you regarding items you may want to consider and tailor your medical kit accordingly. Again, you need to consider how many people are going on your trip, and sex of the individuals. Clearly males and females have different needs, for example menses. It is important to know if any of the female going along are pregnant in order to be prepared as much as possible for potential emergencies. Climate and duration of your trip are important factors in tailoring the materials you bring along in the medical kit for the healthcare professional. Again, it is advisable to bring along metal matches, weatherproof matches, flashlights and other items that you will see listed in our 7-day medical kit. Special thanks to Todd Chaffin, M.D. for his advice.


  • CPR face shield
  • Barrier gloves (nitrile)
  • Duct tape (infinite uses)
  • Safety pins (infinite uses)
  • Gauze bandages
  • Betadine®
  • Moleskin® & foam
  • Trauma Scissors
  • Cotton tipped applicators (eye foreign body removal-evert eyelid; blister care- medication application)
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Dermabond®


  • Suture kit/staples
  • Sterile trauma pads
  • Forceps
  • Sterile dressings
  • Low/high range digital thermometer
  • Lip balm
  • Skin glue (Krazy Glue®)
  • Splint-padded molded aluminum (SAM®)
  • Moleskin®/Molefoam®
  • Snakebite extractor kit
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Sun block lotion
  • Adhesive tape
  • Cough drops
  • Stockinette bandage
  • Non-adherent dressing
  • Triangular bandage
  • Gauze roll bandage (Kling®)
  • Stethoscope
  • Elastic roll bandage (Coban®)
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Benzoin®
  • Surgical brush
  • Wound closure strips

Dental Kit

  • Floss
  • Cavit® filling materials
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Cotton balls and pellets
  • Eugenol® (Oil of cloves)



  • Benadryl®, Antihistamine (pills, eye gtts)
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Glucose paste (Glutase®)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Dramamine®
  • Imodium®
  • Pepto Bismol®
  • Betadine®
  • Antibiotic ointment (Mupiricin®)
  • Oral hydration salts
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Mylanta®/H2 blocker (Pepcid)
  • Afrin® nasal Spray (sinus-epistaxis)
  • Zinc Oxide (Sun block, burn, filling material)
  • Lidocaine soaked cleans pad/Benzalkonium


  • Epinephrine auto injector (EpiPen®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Biaxin®/Avelox® (resp. PCN allergy)
  • Amox./Clav. (resp./skin) Augmentin®
  • Ciprofloxicin® (travel diarrhea)
  • Cefuroxime/Cephalexin
  • Metronidizole® (Giardia/vag)
  • Cortisporin otic®
  • Compazine®/Phenergan® (motion-vomiting)
  • Ciloxin® ophthalmic (eye infection)
  • Hydrocodone (pain, cough, diarrhea)
  • Acetazolimide (Diamox®) (hace/hape/ams-diuretic)
  • Prednisone/Dexamethasone (hace/hape-poison oak, allergic reaction)
  • H1 Blocker (Claritin®)
  • Nifedipine
  • Doxycycline (rickettsial/empiric)
  • Albuterol inhaler