Appendix 1. Medical equipment and emergency medicines register

All medical equipment, resources and medicines must be suitable for supporting comprehensive primary care, resuscitation and any additional procedures offered.

All essential medical equipment, resources and medicines must be available when needed, and members of the practice team must know how to use the equipment.

Equipment must be calibrated, in working order and servicing expiry dates must be current.

All basic equipment is required and available within the practice including:

  • Auriscope
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Blood glucose test strips/glucometer
  • Blood taking equipment
  • Cervical smear equipment
  • Digital camera
  • Dressings adequate to the services provided
  • Electrocardiogram (accessible within 10 minutes’ return walk if not held in the practice)
  • Eye local anaesthetic
  • Fluorescein dye for eyes
  • Gloves
  • Height measure
  • Ishihara colour blindness test book
  • Monofilament
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Peak flow meter
  • Pregnancy testing kit
  • Proctoscope
  • Reflex hammer
  • Spacer device
  • Spatula
  • Sphygmomanometer (extra wide and paediatric cuffs)
  • Spirometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Surgical instruments (if needed)
  • Suction equipment
  • Suture equipment
  • Syringes and needles
  • Thermometer
  • Tuning fork (256-Hz or 512-Hz)
  • Urinary catheters and local anaesthetic gel
  • Urine dipstick – protein, glucose, ketones
  • Visual acuity chart
  • Weight scales (adult, baby)

All necessary emergency and resuscitation equipment are available including:

  • Airways and/or laryngeal masks (varied sizes, paediatric to adult)
  • Ambubag and masks (both paediatric and adult)
  • Emergency bag/trolley
  • IV equipment (set up and infusion)
  • Oxygen
  • Saline (or Pentaspan/crystalloid)
  • Tourniquet

All essential basic and emergency medicines are available in stock or in the bag/clinical bag or portable emergency kit:

  • Adrenalin 1/1000
  • Alternative for those allergic to penicillin
  • Analgesia
  • Antiemetic injection
  • Antihistamine injection
  • Aspirin tablets
  • Atropine injection
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Diazepam injection/rectal
  • Frusemide injection
  • 50% glucose/glucagon injection
  • Local anaesthetic injection
  • Naloxone injection
  • Nitrolingual spray
  • Penicillin injection
  • Sodium chloride (NaCl) for injection
  • Sterile water for injection

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