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Hopital Ste. Croix - Leogane, Haiti
Basic Needs List

The following is a list of simple items that Hopital Ste. Croix uses every day for patient care. They are items available at any drug outlet and inexpensive. They are ALL essential in providing basic care to all Haitian patients regardless of their financial background.

Adhesive tape, 1/2 or 1 inch wide
Antibiotic Ointment, 1/2 oz. size
Band Aids, Extra wide
Band Aids, 1 inch
Bandage scissors, 6-8 inches long
Bar soap, any brand
Exam Gloves, latex - Medium and Large
Gauze, rolled sterile, 3-4 inch wide
Liquid Soap for skin
Q-tips, double or single
Razors, disposable
Thermometers, rectal
Vitamin C tablets, 500 mg

The items below are a list other items that are always needed for patient care

Health Kits

Items personal hygiene like - shampoo, bar soap, combs, brushes, toothpaste and tooth brushes, wash towels

Infant Kits

Baby shampoo, oil, baby powder, small receiving blankets, comes, brushes, diapers and pins, shirts etc.

Bars of soap

Wrapped on washcloths.

Hand towels

Many patients arrive with nothing.

Bedding

Twin sheets, flat, white. New or Used.

School Kits

Pens, pencils, notebooks, paper, ruler, crayons, colored paper, coloring books etc. Avoid those with large amounts of English text.

Patient gowns

Open in back with ties, short sleeves, cool, light weight material, washable and NOT too pretty. Adult size (but remember, that most Haitians are smaller than we are).

The items below represent medical supplies which are always needed

Supplies

Quantity

Betadine scrub, any size

100

Betadine surgical scrub brushes or the equivalent

500

Blood Pressure cuff

10

Catheter Foley # 16

50

Catheter Foley # 18

50

Film X-Ray, 24 cm X 30 cm

100

Film X-Ray, 35 cm X 43 cm

100

Gauze Pads or sponges, 4 x 4

1,000

Gloves, surgical
size 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5

500

Multistix, diagnostic 100 in

10

Slides, microscopic 50 in

10

Surgical Masks

1,000

Surgical Caps

1,000

Surgical shoe covers

1,000

Syringes with needle 5 ml 100 in

10

Syringes with needle 10 ml 100 in

10

Tape, adhesive any kind 1/2 inch or 1 inch

500

Thermometer, oral

500

Umbilical clamps

500

 

 

Medicines

Quantity

Amoxiciliin 250 mgm capsules 500 in

10

Amoxicillin 500 mgm capsules 500 in

10

Ampicillin Injectable 1 GM vial

500

Bupivacaine 0.5% 20 ml

10

Cimetidine 400 mgm tablet 1000 in

5

Dexamethasone Injectable

100

Furosemide Tablet 40 mgm 1000 in

5

Furosemide Injectable 20 mgm

500

Gentamycine Injectable 1 Gm

500

Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mgm tab 1000 in

10

Ibuprofen 200 or 400 mgm tablet 1000 in

20

Iron tablets

100,000

Lidocaine Injecatable 2% 20 or 50 ml

100

Methydopa Tablet 250 mgm 1000 in

10

Metronidazol 500 mgm 1000 in

5

Multivitamine, adult one a day strength, NOT Chewable

100,000

Neomycin/Bacitracin Antibiotic,
ointment or cream

500

Phenytoine (dilantin) 100 mgm 1000 in

2

Tetracycline capsules 250 mgm

10,000

 

For regular mail use this address:

Hopital Ste. Croix
% Lynx Air International
P.O. Box 407139
For Lauderdale, Florida 33340
 
For packages and boxes over two pounds in weight, please use this address:

Hopital Ste. Croix
% Lynx Air International
5500 N.W. 21st Terrace
Hangar 24
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Remember:
Hopital Ste. Croix is charged shipping charges of $1.25 per pound. If you would like to prepay these charges please send a check to the regular mailing address (listed above) and note on the check: "for the Ste. Croix account".

Lynx Air has agreed to carry up to 100 pound boxes or items.

They also will offer "next flight" service for $2.50 per pound. That normally means the item will be in Haiti within two to four days. Normal service usually requires seven to ten days to arrive in Haiti.

prepared by:
Tom Clayton, R. Ph.
Procurement
Hopital Ste. Croix
Leogane, Haiti

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