Thursday, January 31, 2013

List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies

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List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies

truther January 31, 2013
Here’s my list of Collapse medical supplies with natural remedies included (we should have these as back-ups or for first use supplies to save commercially made items!). Dr.Bones and I spend a lot of time and energy researching “back-up” plans for traditional medicine. We want YOU to have the knowledge to provide medical help if we have a collapse. I have planted over 60 different medicinal herbs in my raised beds and am learning how incredible natural remedies can be.
 List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies

Collapse medical supplies:

oral antibiotics- may also include garlic oil, honey,cayenne,thyme oil,peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil as herbal alternatives or fresh garlic or ginger
OR if you can’t acquire Rx antibiotics, see our 4 part series that discusses antibiotics/their fish antibioticequivalents and how to use them, this is part one:
antibiotic ointment and/or antibacterial herbal salve ( with calendula/tea tree oil/lavender oils)
multi size bandages- lots of these in several sizes, spot, knuckle, size 1×3 is great to cover most lacerations
ace bandages- 3 or 4
steri strips and butterfly bandages to close minor lacerations
TONS of gauze/dressings (sterile and non-sterile 4x4s)
include lots of “telfa” pads( non-adherent-so healing wounds won’t stick to the dressing) and a xeroform petroleum dressing (non stick)
ABD pads (usually 5×9) also called combine dressings
10×30 trauma dressing
tapes- include duct, adhesive and paper ( for adhesive tape allergies)
quality bandage scissor/trauma shear ( ALL METAL, the plastic handle ones break cutting jean material!)
Pliable fracture material
mole skin- for blisters
LOTS of nitrile gloves
a couple pair of sterile size 7 1/2 gloves
hand sanitizer
betadine swabs/wipes
BZK wipes-to clean hands/wounds
alcohol pads
masks- surgical(for sick people) and N-95s(for healthy people to keep them from getting sick!)
dermabond (Rx) OR super glue ( may burn the skin)
needle holder and sutures (2-0 nylon- don’t bother with 3-0 or smaller- higher the number=smaller the needle!)
curved kelley clamp ( to remove foreign objects from wounds)
several large safety pins
magnifying glass
pen light
tongue depressor(s)
clotting powders/dressings- cayenne ppepper powder may help minor bleeding
styptic pencil- minor bleeding
quality tourniquet- only use in severe bleeding that will stop with a major pressure dressing or clotting agents
olaes modular bandage or Israel bandage
blood stopper dressing (dressing with 2 kerlix attached for wrapping)
cravet triangle bandages
snake bit kit
rubber bag (hot water bottle)
Re-useable GEL packs- can be cooled OR heated
Fels naptha soap- to wash off poison Ivy,oak or sumac from skin and clothes (also a great clothes detergent)
dental kit- toothpicks, dental mirror, cotton-tip applicators, dental filling material ( commercial or mix zinc oxide powder and 2 drops clove oil), pill cups for mixing the dental filling,
baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and 2 drops of peppermint oil make a great gum treatment and toothpaste
extra essential clove oil (numbs dental pain when applied directly
Eye cup
eye wash
eye pads/eye patch
an Ear oil natural remedy ( usually has garlic oil and mullein oil)- use 2 warmed drops in the affected ear and place a cotton ball over the ear canal secured with paper tape, repeat 3 times daily.
claritin (non-drowsy antihistamine)- hay fever/allergies
benadryl ( drowsy antihistamine)-allergic reactions to stings/medication/food/contact with irritants/this is the other ingredient in tylenol PM! It really puts you to sleep at 50mg dose, but this is a better dose for serious allergic reactions!
epipen (Rx), if needed for serious allergic reactions
eucalyptus essential oil- also a decongestant and good for coughs ( direct or steam inhalation/ a good insect repellent
pain relievers/analgesics- aspirin (not for children) /Tylenol/ibuprofen
arnica essential oil/salve (great mixed with St.John’s Wort)- also an analgesic used externally in very dilute amounts (6-12 drops per ounce of carrier oil) see my articles ( on Natural Medical Kit:Essential oils. Great for bruises, joint and muscle pain, fracture pain, use ONLY on intact skin.
Other Analgesic Essential Oils -Consider 1 or 2 of these – lavender,chamomile,rosemary,eucalyptus, marjoram
Imodium-for diarrhea tx
hydrocortisone cream- anti-inflammatory, good for rashes
helichrysum essential oil- also anti-inflammatory and additionally an analgesic
Lip balm-I love carmex brand
zinc oxide cream-rashes and a sunscreen
zinc oxide powder medical grade- to mix with Clove bud essential oil, and make a temporary dental filling
Raw honey-externally for serious burns/internally mix with garlic oil for an antibiotic and sore throat tx
tea tree essential oil-antiseptic/antifungal/insect bite tx/burn tx
lavender essential oil-analgesic/antiseptic/calming effect for insomnia,stress/skin care-rashes and cuts
peppermint essential oil-respiratory and nasal congestion/Headache tx 1 drop to temples or inhale vapors/also good for digestive disorders/achy joints and muscle tx/ use 2 drops on toothbrush with baking soda
geranium essential oil- decreases bleeding when applied to wound/lowers blood sugar/burn tx /antibacterial
thieves blend essential oil- A mix of clove,lemon,cinnamon,eucalyptus and rosemary oils- Antibiotic/antiseptic/and a host of other actions.
chamomile tea bags- internally relaxing,headache tx and digestive problems/ external compress for burns,bee stings
ginger tea bags- internally good for nausea, stomachaches, digestive problems like gas and bloating, also good for motion sickness (crystallized ginger is an alternative, but weighs more)
echinacea/elderberry tea bags- supports immune system, decreases flu and cold duration
aloe vera
laxative tea bags- usually contains senna mixed with other herbs for a better flavor
powdered Gatorade-for rehydration drinks ( to tx dehydration)
multi-vitamins, extra vit c and zinc
With the above list you can treat:
colds/flu/cough/sore throat/lung congestion
aches and pains
allergies/allergic reactions
skin irritations and conditions
digestive upsets and nausea
bug bites/ bee stings/ contact dermatitis( poison ivy/oak/)
minor cuts. scrapes and lacerations-including suturing
headaches, sinus congestion
ear/eye/dental issues
stress and anxiety
oral hygiene and basic dental tx
surface disinfectant
insect repellent
and wash clothes!
I hope this helps, I have spent almost 2 years researching what would be really helpful and USEFUL in a collapse situation. Airways and ambu bags without a hospital to transfer the patient to, are mostly a waste of money. I would concentrate on the supplies you will need most and will likely be able use without too much training. Knowledge is power!
Nurse Amy

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