Appendix 2. Example of kit for initial investigation, 10 patients

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    The small kit contains a limited number of items. The objective is to treat the first patients, not to set up an entire facility. The rest of the material may be sent over the following days.

     

    Among the 10 patients: 30% severe dehydration (3 cases), 40% some dehydration (4 cases), 30% no dehydration (3 cases).

     

    For supplies required to collect stool specimens, see Appendix 1.

     

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    Qty

    Remarks

    ORS (sachets)

    100

    10 sachets/patient 

    Ringer lactate (litres)

    30

    10 litres/patient on IV treatment

    Polyvidone iodine, 200 ml

    1

     

    Zinc sulfate 20 mg (tab)

    20

    2 blisters of 10 tab for 2 children < 5 years (20%)

    Doxycycline (tab)

    25

    3 tab/patient; 7 patients with dehydration (70%)

    Infusion sets

    15

    1 infusion set for 2 litres of RL

    Catheters, 20G (pink)

    6

    3 catheters per patient on IV treatment (9)
    + 3 extra as a precaution, in case there are 2 children among the 3 patients requiring an infusion

    Catheters, 22G (blue)

    3

    Catheters, 24G (yellow)

    3

    Tourniquet

    1

     

    Medical adhesive tape (roll)

    1

     

    Gauze bandages 

    100

     

    Scissors (pair)

    1

     

    Disposable gloves 

    100

     

    Sharps container

    1

     

    Bodybag 

    1

     

    NaDCC (kg)

    5

     

    Soaps

    15

    1 per patient + 5 for staff

    Blankets

    6

    1 per patient on IV treatment (x 2 in order to cover for washing and drying between 2 patients)

    Cups

    25

    1 per patient and attendant + 5 for staff

    20 litre jerrycans

    5

     

    Buckets with lid

    25

    For patients (stools, vomit) and for other purposes (e.g. preparation of chlorine solutions, ORS)

    Household gloves (pairs)

    2

     

    Plastic aprons

    2

     

    Dry rations

    50

    For patients and attendants