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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Panademic Prep. Kit

Panademic prep. (better safe than fluey)

Fom the American Red Cross.

Supplies: vitamins, prescription meds, cough and cold medicine, fever and pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen), anti-diarrhea medication, soap, bleach, hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, thermometer, box of disposable gloves, at least 1 high quality surgical mask, electrolyte drinks and baking soda. I would throw in toilet paper for good measure. Look for sales and you can do this for so reasonable.
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I chose a bucket, because I had buckets. You can use anything you want to keep the supplies in. I hope these supplies save me from kicking the bucket. Bucket it up girls.
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It took about 5-7 minutes to assemble it. Watch a fruit of the loom commercial, or put the kit in the bucket. It's a tough choice, I know.
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If the flu virus hits your household: keep everyone's personal items separate/Avoid sharing computers, pens, papers, clothes, bedding utensils, etc./ Disinfect door knobs, switches, handles, toys, and common shared touched areas./ Disinfectant: 1 gallon water to 1/4 c. bleach/ It's okay to wash everyone's dishes and clothes together. Use detergent and very hot water. Wash hands after handling dirty clothes./ Wear disposable gloves when in contact with or cleaning up body fluids./ One person should be the caregiver. Wear a mask if care giving./ Always wash hands vigorously for at least 15 seconds. Nails included. Use paper towels to dry hands if possible.
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*Electrolyte drink: 1 qt. water/ 1/2 tsp. baking soda/ 1/2 tsp table salt/ 3 to 4 tbsp. sugar/ 1/4 tsp salt substitute/ Mix well and flavor with lemon juice or sugar free Kool-Aid. Can you say yummy.
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Have extra food and water on hand always. It is just a good idea. If you are afflicted, you aren't going anywhere for awhile.
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For more information: www.redcross.org
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This is a thought: we need to have these things on hand in our homes because we will not be able to share needed items as easily, because of the spreading of the flu. It wouldn't be like borrowing sugar for a cake.

3 comments:

Vickie said...

Pam,
Thanks for the info.
Mike says July 3rd is a good time.
Vickie

marie said...

You are so together!! What good info to have.

Cherie said...

Great Post!

If we are prepared we shall not fear.
I tend to worry so if these things are on hand I can relax. Great advice!

Thanks for visiting my blog:D

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