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    • #91795
      DuaneH
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        WRSA ran a series of articles on supplying a grid down hospital and an MD chimed in on what he thinks about it.

        The crux of the article is that training trumps equipment everytime and that if you don’t have training then all the equipment in the world will not help you.

        Although if you have the money there is nothing wrong with laying in equipment and such on the anticipation that you might recruit a medical person at a later date. But then, if you have the money why didn’t you get training?

        A Training & Education Caveat From An MD

      • #91796
        HiDesertRat
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          A word of advise to those who plan on buying “fish antibiotics” and similiar from livestock feed stores for their supplies, as of Jan 1, 2017, those items will require a veterinarians Rx or a VFD, vetinerary feed directive, whatever that means. As per the FDA. Link provided.

          http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/UCM482258.pdf

          Also, for medical supplies, check large feed/livestock vendors, many items, i.e. dressings, sterile goods, instruments, syringes etc can be purchased much cheaper than the regular presumed sources for such things. And most of it is the same exact item, manufacturer.

        • #91797
          DuaneH
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            A word of advise to those who plan on buying “fish antibiotics” and similiar from livestock feed stores for their supplies, as of Jan 1, 2017, those items will require a veterinarians Rx or a VFD, vetinerary feed directive, whatever that means. As per the FDA. Link provided.

            http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/UCM482258.pdf

            Also, for medical supplies, check large feed/livestock vendors, many items, i.e. dressings, sterile goods, instruments, syringes etc can be purchased much cheaper than the regular presumed sources for such things. And most of it is the same exact item, manufacturer.

            My interpretation is that it only applies to animal feed.

          • #91798
            jmj
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              Looking at the list, it looks like it’s not a 100% ban, just select items. For example Amoxicillin isn’t on there. But I suspect it’s a matter of time.

            • #91799
              HiDesertRat
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                jmj,

                Penicillin is listed, amoxicillin won’t be far behind I’m sure.

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