First Aid Resources in the Field

The First Aid Kit Lists and Medical forms found here are intended to provide emergency preparedness support in fieldwork, wilderness encounters, and urban settings when traveling in the US or abroad.

First Aid Kit Lists come in three sizes:

The listed items in these kits are intended to treat minor scrapes and cuts, sprains, strains, fractures and/or dislocations. Medication packs (Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl) can provide relief from bug bites, potential allergic reactions, and pain. The goal is to alleviate discomfort and also help to prevent small problems from developing into serious issues.

These two medical forms are also recommended:

The Emergency Medical form lists an individual’s emergency contacts and medical history. It should be kept alongside field First Aid Kits, and may be provided to rescue responders in emergency situations. The Patient Care Form provides a step-by-step guide for a trained rescuer in an emergency situation.


These lists and forms are intended as helpful suggestions, supplied Boston University’s Wilderness First Aid and Paramedic instructor, and are recommendations, to be used at the discretion of the user.

They are not a comprehensive solution to severe medical situations, nor can they replace professional consultation or aid. Users are solely responsible for their use, and acknowledge that the Archaeology Program and Boston University are not responsible or liable for the results of any individual or group actions taken in conjunction with the use of the information shared here.