MEDICAL SUNDRIES NEEDED

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PRIORITY 1
Generic item Urgency Sub-types Trade Names Sterility / Condition/Comments Images
Gelatin sponge Every camp Gelfoam We can resterilise opened clean packets
Spongostan We can resterilise opened clean packets
Absorbable film for middle ear Every camp Gelfilm We can resterilise opened clean packets
Epidisc Unopened packets only
Epifilm Unopened packets only
Ossiculoplasty Prostheses Every camp, always needed - Essential, please beg any you can get!!! TORP Any type We can resterilise
Every camp PORP Any type We can resterilise
Hearing aid batteries Always need, large quantities Button type, smaller, Size 13 Any brand
Button type, larger, Size 675 Any Brand
Local anaesthetic needles Always useful Fine and long Sterican 27G x 1.5" ideal Grey hub. NEEDLE DENTAL STERICAN 30/42 G27 0,40x40MM
Sterican 25G x 1.5" Orange hub. NEEDLE DENTAL STERICAN 17/42 G25 0,50x40MM
Suction needles for ear surgery Always needed 70mm (or 80mm); length Mediplast black, brown, white, green, hubs
0.7mm (22G), 1.0mm (18G), 1.4mm (16G), 2.0mm (14G); diameter Medtronic clear, green, black, yellow, red hubs
Sliver nitrate sticks Every camp, deteriorate in storage For ear granulations, common in OPD

PRIORITY 2
Generic item Urgency Sub-types Trade Names Sterility / Condition/Comments Images
Hearing aids Very useful, digital or analogue Behind ear Any Especially more powerful models
Bone aids Any
Surgical gloves Very useful Size 8 and 8.5 Any Local sources uncertain
Non-Latex Any If latex allergic, you must bring own supply, all sizes
Sutures Always useful Absorbable 3/0, 4/0 Vicryl Larger needle sizes better
Polysorb
Others
Absorbable film for middle ear Every camp Gelfilm We can resterilise opened clean packets
Epidisc Unopened packets required
Epifilm Unopened packets required
BIPP ear packs Every camp 1.25 cm ribbon Self sterilising, open clean packs are fine
Paste alone Best stored in airtight dark packet
Scalpel blades Useful size 15 Local blades blunt rapidly
Microsurgical ear instruments always useful, wear out with use Micro-scissors
Currettes
Fine cup forceps, straight, right or left
Myringotomes Disposable brands
Hearing aid ear mould materials Often need to stock up Audiologists always please check with us or last team about supplies

PRIORITY 3
Generic item Urgency Sub-types Trade Names Sterility / Condition/Comments Images
Antiseptic hand gel Useful Any brand
Mastoid drill burrs Any sizes Gyrus To fit standard diameter chuck, we resterilise
Bien Air
IV cannulae Any but especially large diameter, 14 G + Any