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

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.

Articles

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