Donated Medical Supplies Checklist

“What can I bring?” is a question we are frequently asked by short term volunteers preparing to serve. The following list was compiled by ZMH at the request of World Medical Mission. The purpose is to provide to short term volunteers with a list of donated medical supplies that the hospital is always appreciative of receiving. In no way should it be inferred that the hospital “expects” you to bring any of these items. They are simply grateful that you are bringing your skills to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Zambia.

  • Suture—especially PDS 0 & 1; Vicryl 0 & 1; Chromic 0 & 1; Ethilon 2-0, 3-0
  • Light blue bulb syringes for suctioning newborn mouth & nose after delivery
  • DeLee suction for deep suctioning newborn mouth & nose after delivery
  • Umbilical cord clamps
  • Meconium aspirators to connect ET tube to the suction tube (need for tracheal suction after intubating)
  • Blue O.R. towels
  • White lap sponges
  • Disposable surgical hats
  • Disposable shoe covers
  • Disposable surgical gowns
  • Disposable surgical masks
  • Disposable laparotomy sheets
  • Neonatal ET tubes 3.5 & 4.0
  • Neonatal feeding tubes or NG tubes
  • Gauze
  • Sterile gloves size 7, 7.5, 8
  • Foley catheters 16F, 18F, 20F (also pediatric foley catheters size 8F, 10F, 12F)
  • Neonatal/pediatric oxygen masks
  • Neonatal/pediatric oxygen nasal cannula
  • Medical adhesive tape for securing IV catheters