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Table 1 Major equipment items used by US Air Force Expeditionary Medical System to provide critical care

From: Clinical review: Critical care transport and austere critical care

Medications Medications
   Antibiotics    Pulmonary medications
Amphotericin Albuterol sulfate metered dose inhaler (MDI) and liquid
Metronidazole Ipratropium bromide MDI and liquid
Gentamicin Racepinephrine
Ceftriaxone Levalbuterol MDI
Vancomycin    Toxicology
Ampicillin/Sulbactam Acetylcysteine
Piperacillin/Tazobactam Charcoal-activated suspension
Levofloxacin Flumazenil
Cefazolin Protamine
Acyclovir Naloxone
Bacitracin Glucagon
   Vasopressors/Inotropes/Antiarrhythmics    Miscellaneous
Phenylephrine Mannitol
Norepinephrine Promethazine
Digoxin Metoclopramide
Dopamine Cimetidine
Procainamide Ranitidine
Dobutamine Potassium chloride
Adenosine Magnesium sulfate
Lidocaine Diphenhydramine
   Sedatives/Analgesics/Paralytics Sodium polystyrene
Haloperidol    Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
Fentanyl All medications specified to under ACLS protocol
Acetaminophen Blood products
Ibuprofen    Packed red blood cells
Midazolam    Fresh frozen plasma
Propofol    Factor VIIa
Ketorolac    Whole blood (platelets not widely available) (donors are pre-screened)
Morphine sulfate  
Meperidine Laboratory
Lorazepam    Access to Expeditionary Medical System laboratory
Diazepam Shelter
Phenobarbitol    Alaska Structures Medical Shelter (tent system) (Alaska Structures, Inc., Anchorage, AK, USA)
Etomidate  
Succinylcholine Electricity
Vecuronium    Generated on site with MEP-7 electrical generator
   Cardiac/Antihypertensives Oxygen
Nitroglycerine tablets, paste, and drip    Generated on site with EDOCS 120B oxygen generator
Nitroprusside Diagnostic imaging
Aspirin    Access to Expeditionary Medical System radiology (includes computed tomography in some cases)
Heparin  
Verapamil Major equipment items
Labetalol    Impact 754 ventilator (Impact Instrumentation, Inc., West Caldwell, NJ, USA)
Metoprolol    Pulmonetics LTV 1000 ventilator (Pulmonetic Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Alteplase  
Tenecteplase    Welch Allyn Propaq 206 EL physiologic monitor (Welch Allyn, Skaneateles, NY, USA)
Furosemide  
Phentolamine    Zoll CCT monitor/defibrillator/external pacemaker (ZOLL Medical Corporation, Chelmsford, MA, USA)
Isoproterenol  
Diltiazem    Pentax FB15-X bronchoscope (Pentax Instruments, Tokyo, Japan)
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