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
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
Benadryl iv, Solumedrol iv and prednisone po, Albuterol
Lactate Ringer, Normal Saline, D5W, D5NS, Dextran
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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