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Title 14Chapter ISubchapter GPart 121 → Appendix


Title 14: Aeronautics and Space
PART 121—OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS


Appendix A to Part 121—First Aid Kits and Emergency Medical Kits

Approved first-aid kits, at least one approved emergency medical kit, and at least one approved automated external defibrillator required under §121.803 of this part must be readily accessible to the crew, stored securely, and kept free from dust, moisture, and damaging temperatures.

First-aid Kits

1. The minimum number of first aid kits required is set forth in the following table:

No. of passenger seats No. of first-aid kits
0-501
51-1502
151-2503
More than 2504

2. Except as provided in paragraph (3), each approved first-aid kit must contain at least the following appropriately maintained contents in the specified quantities:

ContentsQuantity
Adhesive bandage compresses, 1-inch16
Antiseptic swabs20
Ammonia inhalants10
Bandage compresses, 4-inch8
Triangular bandage compresses, 40-inch5
Arm splint, noninflatable1
Leg splint, noninflatable1
Roller bandage, 4-inch4
Adhesive tape, 1-inch standard roll2
Bandage scissors1

3. Arm and leg splints which do not fit within a first-aid kit may be stowed in a readily accessible location that is as near as practicable to the kit.

Emergency Medical Kits

1. Until April 12, 2004, at least one approved emergency medical kit that must contain at least the following appropriately maintained contents in the specified quantities:

Contents Quantity
Sphygmomanometer1
Stethoscope1
Airways, cropharyngeal (3 sizes)3
Syringes (sizes necessary to administer required drugs)4
Needles (sizes necessary to administer required drugs)6
50% Dextrose injection, 50cc1
Epinephrine 1:1000, single dose ampule or equivalent)2
Diphenhydramine HC1 injection, single dose ampule or equivalent2
Nitroglycerin tablets10
Basic instructions for use of the drugs in the kit1
protective nonpermeable gloves or equivalent1 pair

2. As of April 12, 2004, at least one approved emergency medical kit that must contain at least the following appropriately maintained contents in the specified quantities:

Contents Quantity
Sphygmonanometer1
Stethoscope1
Airways, oropharyngeal (3 sizes): 1 pediatric, 1 small adult, 1 large adult or equivalent3
Self-inflating manual resuscitation device with 3 masks (1 pediatric, 1 small adult, 1 large adult or equivalent)1:3 masks
CPR mask (3 sizes), 1 pediatric, 1 small adult, 1 large adult, or equivalent3
IV Admin Set: Tubing w/ 2 Y connectors1
Alcohol sponges2
Adhesive tape, 1-inch standard roll adhesive1
Tape scissors1 pair
Tourniquet1
Saline solution, 500 cc1
Protective nonpermeable gloves or equivalent1 pair
Needles (2-18 ga., 2-20 ga., 2-22 ga., or sizes necessary to administer required medications)6
Syringes (1-5 cc, 2-10 cc, or sizes necessary to administer required medications)4
Analgesic, non-narcotic, tablets, 325 mg4
Antihistamine tablets, 25 mg4
Antihistamine injectable, 50 mg, (single dose ampule or equivalent)2
Atropine, 0.5 mg, 5 cc (single dose ampule or equivalent)2
Aspirin tablets, 325 mg4
Bronchodilator, inhaled (metered dose inhaler or equivalent)1
Dextrose, 50%/50 cc injectable, (single dose ampule or equivalent)1
Epinephrine 1:1000, 1 cc, injectable, (single dose ampule or equivalent)2
Epinephrine 1:10,000, 2 cc, injectable, (single dose ampule or equivalent)2
Lidocaine, 5 cc, 20 mg/ml, injectable (single dose ampule or equivalent)2
Nitroglycerin tablets, 0.4 mg10
Basic instructions for use of the drugs in the kit1

3. If all of the above-listed items do not fit into one container, more than one container may be used.

Automated External Defibrillators

At least one approved automated external defibrillator, legally marketed in the United States in accordance with Food and Drug Administration requirements, that must:

1. Be stored in the passenger cabin.

2. After April 30, 2005:

(a) Have a power source that meets FAA Technical Standard Order requirements for power sources for electronic devices used in aviation as approved by the Administrator; or

(b) Have a power source that was manufactured before July 30, 2004, and been found by the FAA to be equivalent to a power source that meets the Technical Standard Order requirements of paragraph (a) of this section.

3. Be maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

[Doc. No. FAA-2000-7119, 66 FR 19044, Apr. 12, 2001, as amended by Amdt. 121-280, 69 FR 19762, Apr. 14, 2004; Amdt. 121-309, 70 FR 15196, Mar. 24, 2005]

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