LFHC’s “Carry-On” Wishlist for Volunteers

These are hospital supplies that our staff has dubbed the “carry-on wishlist.” LFHC gratefully accepts any of these items brought to the hospital by volunteers as donations.

Item Details or other comments
General Medical Consumables
Dermabond or similar skin glue for closing lacerations Note, this is not the same as the mastisol that is on the list – that is for securing dressings on wet skin
Burns dressings Particularly useful are: paraffin gauze dressings like jellonet or bactigras, acticoat, or grassolind.
Alginate dressings Aquacell, Kaltostat or similar. Squares or ribbon
Paediatric/neonatal PICC lines
Umbilical catheters/lines Size 3.5 preferable
Simple non-adhesive dressings (eg. melolite, telfa, simple post-operative dressings)
Idoform packing gauze – ribbon strip (aka iodine soaked ribbon gauze) Please ensure expiration date is OK
Cleaning wipes such as clinell/caviwipes
EZIO Pediatric Needle Sets 15mm and 25mm (05301PD)
Collar and cuff arm sling
Seldinger chest drain kits Size 12G and 18G
Frosted microscope slides
Stat Strip Express Nova Glucose Strips Reference number: 42214
Nova Stat Strip Xpress Glucose/Ketone QC Level 1 and 3. Reference Numbers: 46947 and 46949
Pasteur pipettes
Pipettes tips (small and large)
Liquid dispensing bottles (for pharmacy) e.g.: http://bit.ly/1Sa28RP
Hypafix dressing tape
Three way IV extension tubing
Three way taps
Thomas Splint
Phototherapy eyes protectors for neonates
Paediatric spinal collars
Vaccuum for cast cutter
Casting materials for spica casts
Pediatric bronchoscope Need both a flexible and a rigid one
Acyclovir 3% eye ointment
Acyclovir injection
Antibiotic eye ointment gentamicin, tobramycin, or erythromycin
Permethrin cream
Atropine eyedrops
Beclamethasone inhaler
Calcium Carbonate (Tums) Or similar calcium containing product
IV Caffeine
EMLA/Amethocaine cream/Local anaesthetic cream for IV cannula insertion
Ferrous fumarate (iron solution)
IV Indomethacin
Lacri-lube eye ointment, 2.5 g
Lidocaine 1% injection
Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% topical cream Emla
Methylprednisolone injection
Naloxone injection
Ondansetron injection
Ondansetron oral dissolving tablets – 4 mg.
Pain Ease (topical anesthetic skin refrigerant)
Permethin 1% topical shampoo (for head lice)
Permethrin 5% topical lotion (for scabies)
Polyethylene glycol powder (Brand name is Lax-a-day or Miralax)
Ranitidine solution
Sodium Valproate suspension (bottle)
Steroid inhalers (beclomethasone)
Tetracaine 4% topical cream Ametop
Tetracaine eye drops
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Polysporin or equivalent; 15 gram tubes
Vancomycin injection
Zinc tablets
Non-Medical Items
Washable plastic toys
Simple board games
Blankets for neonates
Medical play kits
Cloth Dolls
Disposable Stethoscopes
Colorful Bandaids
Coloring books
Simple children’s books
ESL novels and books for our Lao staff to practice reading
Simple high school level biology and anatomy textbooks
Paints for handprints at end of life
*While all donations are valued we would prefer that people do not donate things which are not sustainable in this environment – for example things with consumables which we can’t obtain (eg. glucometers, special feeding tubes, airway circuits)