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Medical Supplies and Equipment on Board

In 1993, JAL began equipping its aircraft with doctor's kits for use in a medical emergency if there happens to be a person with medical training on board, and has continued to expand onboard medical supplies and equipment. In October 2001, JAL began equipping its planes with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), beginning with international routes, to further strengthen its onboard emergency response system. JAL has equipped all domestic and international flights with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) since October 2001 expect domestic flights operated by HAC/JAC's SAAB.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

The battery-operated AEDs introduced into the JAL Group are portable and can be carried easily. By simply applying the electrode pads to the patient's chest under the automated voice instruction in English and Japanese, the AED automatically analyzes the patient's electrocardiogram. Once ventricular fibrillation is detected, AED gives instruction for defibrillation (pressing the button to pass an electric current). In case the button is pressed by mistake though ventricular fibrillation is not detected, the electrical current will not be released. Additionally, it has been proven that the electrical current produced by this type of AED does not interfere with the aircraft systems, which makes this device safe and highly reliable.

Electrocardiogram monitor

A compact electrocardiogram monitor is included in the AED kit, in order to accurately analyze the patient's condition. Since the monitor is waterproof and impact-resistant, it can be used for CPR or defibrillation.

Principal Onboard Medical Supplies and Equipment

Medical Supplies (in Doctor's Kit)
  • Glucose solution
  • Isotonic Sodium Chloride
  • Adrenaline
  • Dopamine hydrochloride*
  • Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate
  • Scopolamine butylbromide
  • Aminophylline
  • Terbutaline sulfate*
  • Atropine sulfate
  • Methylergometrine maleate*
  • Furosemide*
  • Lidocaine*
Oral Medication
  • Clemastine fumarate*
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Nifedipine
  • Ofloxacin*
Medical Instruments
  • Automated External Defibrillator
  • Compact electrocardiogram monitor
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Electoronic Sphygmomanometer
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood Glucose Meter*
  • Nelaton catheter*
  • Suction cather with trap(for Newborn Baby)*
  • Ambu bag with Reservoir
  • Masks (for adults and children)
  • Laryngoscope set*
  • Endotracheal tube*
  • Bite block/Airway*
  • Injection set
  • *HAC is equipped with only Electoronic Sphygmomanometer and Pulse oximeter.
  • *Items indicated with an asterisk are only available on international routes (as of February 2016).
Doctor's Kit

The doctor's kit for doctors who happens to assist incidents onboard contains injections set and drugs. This kit is restricted for usage by the medical professional traveling as a customer onboard a flight. For details, please refer "Medical Supplies and Equipment on Board."

  • * Medical kit is not provided on J-AIR's CRJ/ HAC/JAC's SAAB /RAC/.
Resuscitation Kit

A kit used for resuscitation contains tools such as a respirator (Ambu bag), a stethoscope, a suction catheter, a mouth gage, a electric blood pressure, a pulse oxymeter.

  • * Resuscitaion kit is not provided on HAC/RAC.
Medicine in the Cabin

Medicines for relieving airsickness, pain, etc. are available in the cabin of all JAL Group flights customers. However, if there is any medicine that you are required to take, we ask that you bring it for yourself.

Medical care support system in cabin

Japan Airlines has a system which Doctors who have registered to "JAL DOCTOR Registration System" are asked for cooperation and assistance in case of medical emergency in the cabin. Additionally, Japan Airlines has the system to contact the tie-up medical call center from the cabin to receive appropriate medical advice from doctors in emergency department (available 24 hours a day, 7days a week)