reply to post by crgintx
We are discussing Complete Societal Breakdown here, so I wanted to add a few Items to this Medical Aid "List".
I know I cant count on my local Hospital, nor could I get there if I even 'Might' need these supplies. They are all Multi Function, and cheap.
All Over the Counter..... Dont Be afraid to self help, you ARE allowed to do that!
By all Means, use what PROFESSIONAL Services are "available" for the Situation, but I'm thinking way, way past that.
Any Bandages you can get. More than you ever think you will ever need. They go quick when your dealing with blood, ooze, dirt and have to change them
out daily after 'repairs'.
Telfa pads and other NON stick Pads.
Sterile Wound Flushing Saline Solution. ( Pints and quarts ) Dated, Stored Properly. years 2.00 a bottle.
Irrigation Syringes, 60 cc Plus. ( 2 to 3 dollars a tray with Bottle, Syringe, -no needle- and tray )
Sterilized Water ( quart Bottles ) Dated, Stored properly years 1.50 bottle.
Hydrogen Peroxide ( Pints and quarts ) Dated 1-2 years. 1.00 bottle
Bleach for disinfecting surfaces, unscented, sodium hypochlorite 5.25 % - 6.0 % available chlorine. Clorox Regular. Dated 1 year. 1. 25 bottle.
Disposable Sterile Towels paper. Bard Paper Products URL..
Lifetime sterile. 15.00 for 100 to 1000 folded and boxed depends on brand Kimberly Clark.
Sterile 'Burn Blanket', disposable, paper... have to shop it to get the best price. Bard Paper
Paper Sheets, disposable, not sterile. Pack of 12. Bard Paper
Hospital Paper Gowns, 3 to 12 , clothing may be burned, destroyed, missing or soaked in bodily fluids. I'm not just going to lay there naked...
sorry girls. You can help with the rehab.
Tylenol Extra Strength, Alieve, Excedrin Migrane, and Bayer Aspirin. ( Pain ) Dated 1-2 years 5.00 to 7.00 a bottle. Get all 4.
Antibacterial Wipes ( Wet Ones- Red package) SKIN Cleaning. 1 year, will dry up. 1.00 per 'travel pack' in plastic resealable 'bag'.
Lysol 4 in 1 Disinfecting Wipes ( Flu virus killer, and many others on surfaces) 1 year will dry up. 2.50 per Tub, or 2 pack for 4.00,
Lysol Spray Disinfectant / Cleaners. Surfaces. years. 3.00 can LARGE.
MSCO Burn Spray, or Total Resources 'be smart' Burn Spray. ( many many uses , both Lidocaine) Dated for FDA regs. 5.00 per bottle. Worth 3 times as
Tea Tree Oil. Topical Painkiller. Lifetime. 3 to 5 dollars in 1 oz. bottle. Eyedropper lid.
Clove Oil for teeth. Tiny Cotton Balls, Q tips, toothpicks, popsickle sticks. Lifetime. under 10.00 for all. Eyedropper Lid.
Add Ora Gel as well again. Dated for FDA. 5 to 7 dollars. ( Beats an Ice Skate and a Coconut Mr. Hanks)
Aloe Vera Liquid or Gel. ( 5.00 to 9.99 per bottle-- more expensive in a 'sunburn' type product ( bullfrog ), not necessary to get the best )
SMALL trash bags, for bio waste and bandages, sponges, towels. ( thick w/ ties) years. 3.00 box.
After all this is collected , start looking into Hospital Grade Disinfectants.
Lysol and Clorox 'both' make them, but there are others out there that will kill MRSA and other pathogens. Good For Instruments, and surfaces.(Spray
Bottle, refill Gallons)
2 Brands are Best, but they escape me at the moment. ( Spirodex? )19.99 per Gallon, concentrated. Suitable for spraying down and entire room and
killing all bacteria and viruses. No cleanup necessary, allowed to sit on surfaces.
Something like "30 minutes" everything is 'killed' time effective. Lasts for 48 hours after continuing to work. 29.99 if you dont 'shop' it and
have a 'Hospital Supplies' Purchasing Account to buy from, on someone else's dollar.
Everything listed in both posts is useful for Suturing and Many other Medical tasks. Its such a good foundation, and really inexpensive, when you
factor in your Family. We are still under 200.00 total EASY.
Hygene is Probably the MOST Important for these supplies, and is NECESSARY for any Medical Aid. Including how you handle and store/ open/use your
supplies. Just being conscious of it is Half the Battle.
[edit on 11-6-2008 by Blitzkreigen]