The following items are urgently needed in the Solomon Islands.

 

Emergency Department:

bandages (e.g. crepe, PEG)

crutches

plaster of paris rolls (for external fixation of fractures)

ECG dots

sphygmomanometers

tape (e.g. micropore, transpore, leukoplast or elastoplast)

thermometers

underlay (e.g. Velband) for plaster of paris casts

urinalysis test strips (measuring glucose, ketones, leukocytes, erythrocytes)

dressings (e.g. cutifilm, opsite, tanspore, melolite)

 

Operating Theatres

antiseptics (e.g. betadine, cholhexidine, alcohol)

diathermy equipment (pencils, pads, tips)

port trochars (for laparoscopic surgery)

Staplers (e.g. bowel staplers)

Sutures and ties (e.g. vicryl, monocryl, nylone, prolene)