List of Antibiotics, Supplies Needed and Recommendations for Medical Teams


IV antibiotics: Penicillin G, Ceftriaxone, Gentamycin, Vancomycin, Unasyn, Cefazolin, Cefepime, Ciprofloxacin, Metronidazole, Azactam

PO Antibiotics: Bactrim (double strength tab), Ciprofloxacin, Metronidazole, Ceftin, Keflex, Doxycycline, Clindamycin, Augmentin,  Dicloxacillin

Topical Antibiotics: Bactroban ointment, Bacitracin, Neosporin

Wound Care:

Tetanus Immunoglobulin and tetanus toxoid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Betadine solution, Sterile Water, Sodium Chloride for Irrigation, Gloves sterile and non sterile (size: small, medium and large), Alcohol, Silvadene cream

Penrose, Foley catheter

Analgesic and Anesthesia:

Motrim, Tylenol, Topical lidocaine,  Bupivacaine, Demerol, Diclofenac

Diprivan, Atropine, Ephedrine, Narcan, Fentanyl, Pentotal, Succinil Choline, Reglan, Diazepam, Oxygen Tank, Epidural Kit

Anti Allergic:

Benadryl iv, Solumedrol iv and prednisone po, Albuterol

IV Fluids:

Lactate Ringer, Normal Saline, D5W, D5NS, Dextran

Surgical Material:

Vicril (0  1  2/0 3/0  4/0), Silk  (000 3-0 / 2-0/  0  1), Chromic (1  0  2/0), Scalpels and Operative Knives, Scissors, Applying Forceps and Suture instruments, Casting supplies, Traction equipments, Splints (all kinds), Foley catheters, Straight cath catheters, Tourniquet, Suture Kit, Minor surgery instruments, Crutches, ACE bandages (3” 4” 6”), Kerlex bandage, Sterile gauze 4×4, Iodoform gauze, Steristrips, ABD pads, Tape, Metallic boxes for instruments, Surgical masks, Gigli saw, Bone rongeur, Sling, Needles, Angiocath, Urinary bags, Irrigation syringes, Sterile draping for surgery, Vaseline gauze

Other supplies needed:

Crash cart items, oxygen tanks and nebulizer machines

Recommendations for medical teams:

1. The following specialties are the most needed: orthopedists, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, family physicians and ID specialists, counselors for emotional support, trauma and emergency care nurses, infection control nurses.

2. Small and well balanced teams of physicians (3) and nurses (3) adjusted to the level of care of the setting, can provide efficient care, if supplies and proper logistics are available. It’s good to have some information on where the teams are going and tailor the teams based on needs.

3. Some temporary hospitals will keep operating for months. After the acute phase, there will be a need for other specialists (internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatrists, and rehab specialists) to provide treatment for common illnesses, follow up for post op patients and attend to the needs of the amputees.

4. Port au Prince, Delmas, Leogane and Jacmel are places to consider. It’s possible to piggy back on existing units of care to enhance their ability.

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About MSNJ

Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

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