Combat medics typically carry more compact, durable, and versatile medical gear than non-combat medical personnel, as they must operate in hazardous environments, often with limited resources. This includes items such as: tourniquets, chest seals, quick-clotting gauze, combat wound dressings, and IV equipment. They also often carry a wider range of antibiotics, pain medications, and other prescription drugs for immediate use on the battlefield.
A combat medic bag typically contains:
Personal protective equipment (PPE), Tourniquets, Hemostatic dressings, Quick-clotting gauze, Combat wound dressings, IV equipment and fluids, Prescription drugs (pain meds, antibiotics), Airway management equipment, Splints and immobilization equipment, Scissors, shears, and a utility knife, Flashlight and markers, Personal hygiene items for post-op, Casualty evacuation equipment.