Battlefield Medicine

Medical BagsMedical PacksFirst Aid KitsCombat Medic GearEmergency BandageCombat Lifesavers Videos US IFAKs

First Aid Kit / Individual Medical Pouch
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CLS Medical Bags Medical Bags

The Combat Lifesaver (CLS) is a non-medical soldier trained to provide advanced first aid and lifesaving procedures beyond the level of self-aid or buddy aid. Combat lifesaver training is a bridge between the first aid (self-aid/buddy-aid) training given to all soldiers during basic training and the medical training given to MOS 91W, Health Care Specialist (combat medic).

Medical Packs

Tactical medical aid backpacks. The Medic features interchangeable, modularized pouches that can be quickly pulled out and passed to a fellow provider. Large enough to hold supplies for multiple casualties. With deep pockets, external hydration pouch, internal retainer bands and a removable instrument panel.

Combat Medical Gear Combat Medic Gear

In an operational environment, medical care is limited to the equipment carried by warfighters and medics. Aid bags are available from many different manufacturers, in many different styles. Depending on the unit and their standard operating procedures, the medic may have to follow a strict packing list, or may have the liberty of choosing their kit depending on the mission at hand.

Emergency Bandage

The Emergency Bandage or Israeli bandage is a specially designed, first-aid device that is used to stop bleedingfrom hemorrhagic wounds caused by traumatic injuries in pre-hospital emergency situations. First used for saving lives during a NATO peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the bandages were successfully used during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom

Combat Lifesavers Videos

Since medics aren't always available -- and self-aid isn't always possible -- the Army instituted the "combat lifesaver" program. With medical training somewhere between basic and combat medic, these nonmedical soldiers' second mission (after combat) is to offer lifesaving aid.
That soldier is equipped with a Combat Lifesaver Bag, which is more extensive than the IFAK each soldier carries. In addition to the IFAK basics, the constantly evolving Combat Lifesaver Bag (also known as a Medical Equipment Set)


In 2005 the U.S. Army standardized the Improved First Aid Kit (IFAK), which, in conjunction with proper training, will greatly increase force effectiveness by increasing the potential of survival for combat casualties. Specifically, the kit provides enhanced capabilities for Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid to immediately treat the two most urgent medical crises faced by battlefield casualties.

Individual Medical Pouches

Injuries can happen when you’re out in the field, even when you’re not actually under fire. You want to be prepared for anything that comes your way by having a First Aid bag on hand. These bags come in varying sizes, depending on how much you need to carry with you.

First Aid Kits First Aid Kits

First Aid Kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment. There is a wide variation in the contents of first aid kits based on the knowledge and experience of those putting it together, the differing first aid requirements of the area where it may be used and variations in legislation or regulation in a given area.