Emergency Equipment According to DIN 13232
DIN 13232 regulates the basic kit that must be available to the emergency doctor or the rescue service in order to provide first aid to a patient in an emergency situation. These basic medical emergency kits for first aid are composed of several parts (modules).
- Part A - Basic emergency medical equipment for first aid (obligatory in every case according to DIN 13232)
- Part B - Diagnostics and treatment of adult emergency patients
- Part C - Emergencies in infants and children
- Part A and B (emergency equipment for adults)
- Part A and C (emergency equipment for children and babies)
- Part A, B and C (emergency equipment for children and adults)
DIN 13232:2011-05 not only prescribes what must be carried in a kit for emergencies, but also regulates matters such as the maximum weight of the kit or the nature of the emergency kit. For example, the container in which the emergency equipment for first aid is transported must be closable, waterproof, dimensionally stable and resistant to fuels.
The contents of an emergency kit for first aid according to DIN 13232 include the following supplies:
- Resuscitation bags and masks
- Magill forceps
- Suction pump and suction catheter
- Laryngoscope handle and spatula
- Tracheal tubes
- Diagnostic light
- Indwelling venous cannulas
- Disposable syringes
- Various dressing materials
A complete kit includes medical supplies from the areas of ventilation, oxygen, diagnostics, suction, intubation and circulation.
Supplementing Emergency Kits Individually
In principle, an emergency kit can be supplemented as needed. For example, if certain emergencies occur more frequently and particular equipment is needed for them. Many manufacturers offer their emergency cases with an optional oxygen cylinder so that it does not have to be carried separately. In addition to basic emergency medical equipment, the kit must also contain certain medicines for the preclinical care of the emergency patient. These can vary greatly depending on the area of application and are determined by the emergency physician in charge.
Emergency Kits in Medical Practices
In contrast to emergency cases for use in rescue services, emergency cases used in doctors' surgeries contain less comprehensive emergency equipment. These emergency kits do not have to comply with DIN 13232. The purpose of an emergency case in a doctor's practice is to be able to treat patients during a medical emergency on the practice premises as quickly as possible. For this purpose, the kit should be placed in a location where it is easily accessible at all times. In addition, the kit contents must be checked at regular intervals to ensure all necessary supplies are present and that no items have reached their use-by date. If any supplies are missing, e.g. bandages or a rescue blanket, they should be replaced immediately.
In principle, emergency cases for medical practices can also be used outside the practice - e.g. during a home visit, when the doctor can be on site faster than the ambulance service and treat the patient until the emergency doctor arrives.
Requirements for an Emergency Case
An emergency case serves not only to transport but also to protect the emergency equipment. In order to provide the best possible protection for the equipment, some of which is sensitive and fragile, either ABS plastic or aluminium is usually used to manufacture an emergency case. Both materials are robust and durable, have high strength and are waterproof. In addition, both plastic and aluminium cases are very easy to clean.
To ensure that the emergency doctor and the rescue service can easily access all the materials they need, the two halves of the case are usually fitted with transparent cover plates. These not only keep the equipment in place, but also ensure a good overview of the contents.
Söhngen Emergency Case
Söhngen offers a comprehensive range of kits for immediate life-saving first aid by emergency physicians and paramedics. For example, the EUROMED Emergency Case from Söhngen is made of aluminium, is equipped with variable compartment divisions and offers sufficient space for 32 ampoules of emergency medication with the Varioflex ampoule tray. At Praxisdienst, you may purchase the EUROMED Emergency Case either empty or pre-filled according to DIN 13232.
Söhngen also offers various cases for medical practices. The Söhngen Emergency Kit for Doctors & Medical Practices made of ABS plastic is specially designed for use by medical practice doctors who need a fully equipped case to treat emergency patients in the practice or on home visits. This emergency case is available for various specialties and comes with a matching wall mount.
Weinmann Emergency Cases
The Weinmann company offers a real classic in the form of the Ulm Case. This medical emergency case has been on the market for about 35 years. It is available in various versions. The Weinmann ULM Case I is the standard case in the smallest version, the Weinmann ULM Case II and ULM Case III are each one size larger. The cases are available empty or with complete kit. Thanks to the variable compartment division, the ULM Cases I, II and III can be individually divided and stored. This ensures maximum clarity.
Order Emergency Kits at Praxisdienst
Praxisdienst supplies a large selection of emergency cases for the emergency services and for doctors of various specialities. In addition to classic emergency cases, we also offer the Emergency Trolley, which can either be conveniently pulled as a trolley or carried as a backpack or bag.
Emergency medical cases may be purchased ready-filled or empty so that they may be filled with supplies according to requirements. In addition, we sell ampoule cases and ampoule boxes in this category for the safe storage of medication ampoules in larger quantities.
In the first aid kit category, you will find a broad assortment of medical first aid cases, pouches and bags, as well as refill sets in various designs in accordance with DIN 13157, DIN 13164 and DIN 13169. We also stock a whole range of bags and backpacks for emergency first aid. You can buy supplies for your kit, from oxygen bottles and defibrillators to rescue blankets and blood pressure monitors, at unbeatable prices in the Praxisdienst Shop.