Pro vs. Standard

My Medic divides its first aid kits into ‘Standard’ and ‘Pro’ so you can quickly understand how a specific kit can help you. Both are phenomenal kits that can help you and those in your life, but the difference is in how they will help you. So, what differentiates the two?


These kits include numerous supplies to help you address common everyday injuries like bumps, bruises, and various other minor injuries. They include items such as bandages, basic medications, topical ointments, gauze, and saline wash. If you’ve got a wild child or a clumsy friend, a Standard kit’s contents will be something you absolutely want to keep on hand.


A Pro kit is built differently than a Standard. All Pro kits contain the essential gear necessary for you to save a life, whether it be your own or another’s. Pro-level supplies can include:

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  • Tourniquets
  • Chest Seals
  • Emergency Pressure Bandages
  • Hemostatic Gauze
  • Space Blankets
  • NPAs
  • Glowsticks
  • Paracord 



While contents vary depending on the kit and its intended activity, all Pro kits have life-saving supplies that will prolong life until the patient can reach the next echelon of care plus everything that’s included in the Standard.

The difference between a Standard and a Pro kit is simple. A Standard kit will keep a cut or sprain from ruining your day. A Pro kit will keep a laceration or other severe injury from ruining your life. Don’t let life catch you off guard and grab a life-saving first aid kit today! It’s far better to be prepared than to have regrets when you need it.

Author | Allison Lee

I'm Allison, a content writer at My Medic. My passion is empowering others with first aid knowledge and skills through my writing.


  • Would you be able to do a pack that would just be for children? I would say from a 10 kg to 40 kg child.
    My Medic replied:
    Hey Kathy, the majority of items that come in our kits work the same for children as they do for adults. However, we do have a minor wound kit designed with families with kids in mind. Check out the Ready Pocket, Ready Large, and Shan Tripp Kit!

    Kathy Conti
  • Products look good. I wanted to comment on the website itself. You may want to remove the duplicate paragraph beginning with “While vary depending on the kit…”.

    Otherwise, keep up the good work.
    My Medic replied:
    Thanks for pointing that out, Dex! We appreciate it!

    Dex Gordon
  • As I work on 600 acres with 7 lakes, I encounter several species of poisonous snakes and brown recluse and black widows as well. I would be more at ease if there were kits available to effectively treat these bites till I can get a doctors care nearly 20 miles away.
    My Medic replied:
    Hey Shayne, when it comes to venomous bites, there isn’t really anything a first aid kit can do for it. Snakebite kits don’t work, you shouldn’t put a tourniquet on it, and don’t try and suck the poison out. Instead, stay calm, try to keep your heart rate down, and if you’re bitten on a limb, raise it up above your heart. Call ahead to whatever hospital you’re heading to because not all hospitals carry all antidotes. Whenever possible, make noise to alert the local wildlife that you’re in the area so they have time to clear out. Also, practice good judgment, don’t grab for snakes, reach into dark holes, and overall do what you can to keep yourself safe.

    Shayne McVoy
  • Does the pro pack include airways?
    My Medic replied:
    Hey Kurt, most Pro level kits do! Kits that do include NPA tubes are the TFAK, Recon, Medic (also includes oral airway tubes), and all of the MyFAKs. Pro kits that don’t include NPA tubes are the Cycle Medic and Everyday Carry.

    Kurt Ettlin

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