The Southwest Utah Health Department is encouraging residents to assemble swine flu kits to keep in their homes.  It seems this advice is good for everyone, so I am posting  the list that the Health Dept. has provided so anyone can assemble a kit for their home.  These kits will help prevent the spread of the virus and also help those who are ill to convalesce more comfortably at home. A swine flu kit should contain:

  • Disposable gloves
  • Liquid soap
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer (Alcohol gel hand cleaner with at least 60% alcohol)
  • Thermometer
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and / or Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
  • Fluids for replacement (juices, Gatorade, Pedialite, teas, soda, soup, Jell-O)
  • Cleaner / disinfectant for surfaces
  • Masks (a regular one for the sick person to wear; one with a plastic eye shield for the caregiver if the sick person is a child and refuses to wear a mask)
  • Phone numbers for physicians, pharmacies, and potential caregivers for young children
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2 Comments to “Swine Flu Kits”

  1. Swine flu or not, it’s a good idea to have these items in storage anyway. If we do become faced with a pandemic, here are some additional recommended items to have on hand for sick patients: http://bit.ly/Hz98j

  2. Jerry says:

    I hope I don’t get the swine flu

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