The medical kits are stowed in a modular locker in the middeck
of the crew compartment. If the kits are required on orbit, they
are unstowed and installed on the locker doors with Velcro.
Each kit contains pallets. The MBK pallet designators are D, E
and F. The D pallet contains oral medications consisting of pills,
capsules and suppositories. The E pallet contains bandage materials
for covering or immobilizing body parts. The F pallet contains medications
to be administered by topical application.
The EMK pallet designators are A, B, C and G. The A pallet contains
medications to be administered by injection. The B pallet contains
items for performing minor surgeries. The C pallet contains diagnostic/therapeutic
items consisting of instruments for measuring and inspecting the
body. The G pallet contains a microbiological test kit for testing
for bacterial infections.
The diagnostic equipment on board and information from the flight
crew will allow diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses
through consultation with flight surgeons in the Mission Control
Center in Houston.