The lightweight back pack depicted here is a typical pack that might be used by a professional Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
We are undertaking frontline R&D with schools, colleges, teams, and law enforcement professionals to determine the right combination of tools, devices, and consumables that will enable non-clinically trained bystanders to apply lifesaving skills when an emergency occurs.
CARE stands for Critical Actions Responding to Emergencies. This pack contains an the CARE Huddle Checklist, AED, Stop-the-Bleed kits including tourniquets, pressure badges, and instruments necessary for wound packing. It includes a first aid kit, flash light, and the safety equipment to protect the bystander caregiver including gloves and safety glasses. Epi Pen autoinjectors for anaphylaxis and Narcan kits for opioid overdoses are also made readily available in side zipper pouches.
We are developing Family CARE Pack prototypes and testing them with families involved with Boy Scouts who are pursuing their First Aid and Emergency Preparedness merit badges.