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Most valuable tools for physicians working in Haiti

Today Medgadget is reporting on the tools Stanford emergency physician Paul Auerbach, MD, found most helpful during his time helping earthquake victims in Haiti. Among the items included on the list, which Auerbach blogged about on Healthline: a heavy-duty, titanium trauma shears; a pen-shaped device that disinfects water; and an electrolyte add-in solution to fight dehydration. He wrote about the first:

...One finger loop has been replaced by a carabiner, so the shears can easily hang from a belt or other loop. I used them all the time to cut tape, change dressings, slice through wire, and other assorted tasks. I just purchased one for each member of the Stanford team.

Previously: Stanford doctor discusses experience in Haiti and Stanford medical team returns from Haiti

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