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    Posted: February 10 2009 at 2:11pm
Here is a list of medical supplies I have on hand. Of course this will vary from family to family as to your individual needs. This is just kind of a generic list. I probably missed a few things too. Everyone add theirs.
 
Tylenol
Ibuprofen
Bandaids
Guaze bandages
Medical tape
Caladryl
Benadryl
Cough syrup
Cough drops
Pepto Bismal
Diarrhea meds
Alcohol
Peroxide
Inhalers (we have asthma)
Nebulizer and the medication
Antibiotics
Neosporin ointment
Bacitracin ointment
Hydrocortesone cream
Any prescription meds that you need
Orajel (for toothache)  they also make a temporary tooth repair kit, but I don't have one
Icy Hot (for sore muscles)
Ice packs
Sunscreen
AloVera gel
Mosquito spray
Stethoscope
Blood pressure cuff
Thermometer
Ace bandages
Latex gloves (or the alternative if you are allergic)
N-95 masks
Mucinex
Nasal spray
Eye drops
Head lice treatment
Walking cast (we only have one because someone in our family had a broken ankle and I saved it)
Crutches
Wrist imobilizer (for sprain)
Cotton balls
 
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I'd also add for each family member a supply of:
 
Antibacterial hand wash (alcohol based)
Disposable & resuable Goggles
Tyvek Coveralls  - only Tyvek has been tested as a barrier against H5N1
Good quality N-95 masks ( 3M, Kimberley Clark PFR-95, Alpha Protech N95, Virogard)
Boxes of Nitrile Gloves ( greater protection than latex)
Virkon - Hospital grade disinfectant cleaner - (takes out MRSA, VRE, HIV and H5N1)
Virkon S - if you have pets ....this is the animal equivalent
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FINGER SPLINTS
ROLL BANDAGES THAT STICKS TO ITSELF (self-adhering athletic tape bandage)
 
I cracked a finger last week handling firewood.  
The aluminum splints that are sold 3 to a box ... various lengths, I like the best.
The finger stays dry because they have a foam base.
 
 
 
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What is the size of the particle the N-95 mask is meant to filter. When talking to the lab at NIOSH one person related the approved masks were originally meant for filtering salt sized particles. This would make the mask completely useless against a virus which could easily pass through.

We had quite a discussion of this in New York as how odd it was people, wearing poorly fitting masks, which unless you were worried about airborne droplets which are quite large, for Avian would be useless.

There is a mask we will be putting up after it is NIOSH approved that actually can filter against avian and other viruses.

Any thoughts on this?

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I wish I knew that BEFORE I bought 600 masks! Everything I have read until this point says the N-95 is effective against airborne particles.
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There is a new mask that has been developed in Australia and is currently under NIOSH testing.  It is called the Virogard Plus. It will be a P2 (N95) rated mask with an anti-viral coating that kills human influenza virus.

The mask features a proprietry coating that uses a mechancial process to kill the nucleus of the virus. This coating also provides an effective waterproofing barrier to the mask without inpeding airflow.
 
The simplest way to describe the proprietry coating is to imagine you are looking at the mask fabric under a microscope. Bonded to the fibres of the mask are millions of interlocking spiked spheres that allow air flow but block pathogens by spearing and trapping them. A minute electircal current built in to the coating neutralizes the nucleus of the pathogen.
 
Simple but effective. In testing, the mask recorded a log 3 reduction in 10 minutes (equivalent to 98.99%)
 
In Australia, we have had the Virogard anti-viral mask available for nearly 2 years now. It is used in Australia by Police, Prisons, infection control wards in hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Sales have been strong but the main barrier to international acceptance was the lack of a formal NIOSH rating. This has now been addressed and the new mask should be available by June.
 
The other main benefit of the Virogard mask is that is can be hand washed and reused, cutting dramatically the cost and quantity of PPE you need to have on hand. A box of 10 masks lasts for 30 days.
 
Currently we are almost out of stocks of the standard Virogard mask. They are AUD$29.95 for a box of 10 (about  US$22) while stocks last.
 
Please contact me if you would like further information or to place an order.
 
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Everyone needs a cane....crutches are great but take up a lot of room to walk....I fell and cracked the small bone in my knee  at the joint this summer..thank goodness I had a cane my house is not big enough for crutches......
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Great lists above. I added this to my arsenal today:

"QuickClot Sport Silver Advanced Clotting Sponge" - It claims to stops heavy bleeding fast. I found it from DuluthTrading.com.
 
I am not affiliated with them - just received their catalog yesterday.
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[QUOTE=Wishbone]FINGER SPLINTS
ROLL BANDAGES THAT STICKS TO ITSELF (self-adhering athletic tape bandage)
 
I cracked a finger last week handling firewood.  
The aluminum splints that are sold 3 to a box ... various lengths, I like the best.
The finger stays dry because they have a foam base.
 
 
 
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 Splints are an excellent suggestion, as we just spent 4 hours this evening in the ER waiting on to see a doctor, get an x-ray and had to have a splint put on DD's hand (injury in a basketball game) torn ligament. Had H1N1 been much worse than it is now and we had wanted to treat it at home, we would have needed a splint and I didn't have one. Guess if it had been and emergency situation we could have fashioned one out of something, but these metal ones with the spongy stuff that bend to the finger are just too convenient. They are not the same type you are talking about, because these are open on the sides. I definately need to pick some of these up for the emergency medical supplies.
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Originally posted by Penham Penham wrote:

 
 Splints are an excellent suggestion, as we just spent 4 hours this evening in the ER waiting on to see a doctor, get an x-ray and had to have a splint put on DD's hand (injury in a basketball game) torn ligament. Had H1N1 been much worse than it is now and we had wanted to treat it at home, we would have needed a splint and I didn't have one. Guess if it had been and emergency situation we could have fashioned one out of something, but these metal ones with the spongy stuff that bend to the finger are just too convenient. They are not the same type you are talking about, because these are open on the sides. I definately need to pick some of these up for the emergency medical supplies.
I was able to purchase the one you described at Walmart. I keep losing mine in the house,, so buy a few extra packages. I injured the same finger again last week, but not too badly, so I have a splint on it again.
My new ones are open on the sides and have velcro closures to help keep them in place.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion Wishbone! I will check my Walmart. I definately want to get some of these to have on hand. Much more convenient than trying to fashion something out of things on hand at home if in a dire emergency and didn't want to go to the ER or doctor.
 
I really didn't want to go the the ER yesterday because the last time we went there were bunches of people coughing and hacking around, I know they had H1N1 because they had that distinct cough, I could recognize it anywhere since my dughter had it a few weeks ago. I was pleasantly suprised when we arrived there were only 2 coughing/hacking people and we sat far away from them, everyone else was there for things like us, a couple of other people came out on crutches, someone in a wheelchair, looked like mostly injuries.
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Don't forget the Vitamin D guys! According to this article in the Scientific American Journal it can help your immune system in fighting off diseases. Read Vitamin D article
http://flureports.blogspot.com
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A bottle of Italian red wine, any variety. It dries up  chapped lips and herpes simplex (cold sores) overnight. Concord grape juice will work, but it will take 4 days to see any improvement.
Just apply every hour to the affected area.
 
A bottle of Tums (anti-acid). Some canned and processed foods can cause  acid indigestion.
 
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Food and non-perishables

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, and soups
  • Broth/bouillon cubes/packets or other dehydrated soups
  • Protein, energy and/or fruit bars
  • Instant cooked hot cereals
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Peanut butter or nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Crackers, jelly 
  • Tea, honey 
  • Applesauce
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned Juices
  • Bottled water
  • Powdered milk 

Medical, health, and emergency supplies

  • Tissues, sanitary products
  • Alcohol-based (60-95%) hand wash 
  • Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Throat lozenges
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Vitamins
  • Rehydration solutions, such as Gatorade.
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I recently found out that almonds, any variety, will replace the Tums I take so often.
They act as an antacid ... and just eat 2-3 after eating anything that may produce acid indigestion. And they provide a lot of nutrients.
They do work. Now I don't take Tums as often.
 
They also have more health benefits:
 
 
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Medical, health, and emergency supplies

  • Tissues, sanitary products
  • Alcohol-based (60-95%) hand wash 
  • Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Throat lozenges
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Vitamins
  • Rehydration solutions, such as Gatorade. Clap
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It might be a good time to check your expiration dates on your meds and replace anything that needs to be replaced. Get all your prescriptions refilled, etc. I did this recently.
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