Small First Aid Kit

Small First Aid Kit #68
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A small medical kit containing bandages, gauze, and antiseptic wipes. There's not enough in here to put someone's guts back in, but you'll have no problem patching up a minor flesh-wound or a nasty boo-boo on your knee.
Effect
Reduces hospital by 20 minutes and restores 5% life. Increases medical cooldown by 10 mins.
Type
Medical
Buy Price
$7,500
Sell Price
$3,750

Small First Aid Kit (commonly abbreviated to "SFAK" by players) is a Medical item that can be purchased from and sold to the Pharmacy.

The Small First Aid Kit was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

Unlike Blood Bags, SFAKs can be used by any player to reduce Hospital time and restore % of life.

Obtaining

The SFAK is primarily obtained by opening Boxes of Medical Supplies, which have a 25% chance to give 50 SFAKs. [2] It can also be purchased at the Pharmacy, found through city finds, be obtained from the Medical job special to steal a SFAK for two Medical Points once a player reaches the rank of Houseman, and be traded between players.

The Small First Aid Kit can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Shoplifting:

  • "Pharmacy" (quantity one)

Pickpocketing:

  • "Cyclist" (quantity one)
  • "Homeless Person" (quantity one)

Burglary:

  • "Chiropractor" (quantity two)
  • "Dentists Office" (quantity one)
  • "Dockside Warehouse" (quantity six)
  • "Foundry" (quantity two)
  • "Postal Office" (quantity two)
  • "Slaughterhouse" (quantity one)
  • "Tool Shed" (quantity one, requires a Flashlight)

Six Small First Aid Kits can be found with two First Aid Kits one time per player as a unique result for the "West Side" Graffiti subcrime when the player has reached at least reputation 1 in the West Side.

SFAKs can be purchased from the Mission reward shop in varying quantities.

Small First Aid Kit at Mission reward shop
Quantity Cost Special Offers
5 * ~5 Mission reward credits N/A
25 ~54-73 Mission reward credits ~51 Mission reward credits
50 ~106-134 Mission reward credits ~82-95 Mission reward credits
100 ~176-264 Mission reward credits ~154 Mission reward credits

* This offer only appears for new accounts.

Usage

Using a SFAK will increase a player's Life by 5% of its maximum, increase medical cooldown by 10 minutes and reduce Hospital time by 20 minutes if a player is in the hospital. While the SFAK's life gain and hospital reduction are inferior to Blood Bags, SFAKs have the benefit of being usable by anyone.

Due to being the cheapest Medical item, the SFAK is sometimes used for the final few minutes of a hospital stay, or to med out after shorter hospitalizations, such as a face punch from Leslie's Spin The Wheel.

Perks

If a player has all medical item effectiveness perks, a SFAK can reduce a maximum of 30 minutes of hospital time and restore up to 7.5% life.

The Fortitude branch of Faction upgrades consists of 15 upgrades for medical item effectiveness, increasing in 2% increments to achieve a total of 30% effectiveness.

Completing BIO2360: Intermediate Biochemistry and BIO2360: Advanced Biochemistry courses in Education each provides a 10% boost to medical item effectiveness, reaching a total of 20% effectiveness.

Related Awards

Small First Aid Kit related Awards
Image Name Requirements
559177183.png Magical Veins Use 5,000 medical items
Imarealdoctor.png * I'm A Real Doctor Steal 500 medical items

* This honor was retired and replaced with the "Intern" honor bar on 15 September 2020. [3]

Historical Notes

At release, SFAKs did not restore any life and had no cooldown. [4] Medical cooldown was added at the same time as Booster cooldown and the Medical 2.0 update gave FAKs the ability to restore life in 2015. [5]

Image History

Small First Aid Kit Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to July 2012 [6] 9sfFFlC.png
July 2012 to 19 December 2017 [7] VrzyVHw.jpg
19 December 2017 to present [8] DmzWzxY.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Trivia

The Small First Aid Kit was most likely the final item added to Torn in its Beta phase before the full game went live in November 2004. [9]

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

References

  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Medical Items Exhibit (With Citations) (30/05/23)
  2. Damster, Box of meds %s (31/05/23)
  3. Chedburn, Patch list #159 : 15/09/2020 (15/09/20)
  4. TCbasic, Hospital (24/07/10)
  5. Chedburn, Medical 2.0 Released (25/02/15)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Medical Items Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Medical Items Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  8. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Medical Items Exhibit (With Citations) (31/05/23)
  9. Damaster, Interested in early Torn History? (03/04/22)