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Innovations from the U.S. Army Medical Department

Improved First Aid Kit

New battlefield interventions that increase Soldier survivability.

The Improved First Aid Kit (IFAK) increases individual Soldier capabilities to provide Self- Aid and Buddy-Aid while providing interventions for two leading causes of death on the battlefield—severe hemorrhage and inadequate airway.

Weighing just one pound, the IFAK consists of expendable medical items and will be issued to every Soldier. 

Kit Contents:

  • Combat Application Tourniquet
  • Elastic Bandage Kit
  • Gauze Bandage (4-1/2" 100/Pkg)
  • Adhesive Surgical Tape (2" 6's Roll)
  • Nasopharyngeal Airway (28fr, 12s)
  • Patient Exam Gloves 


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