Tourniquets – Used to raise a vein for a safer injection. A visible vein means less poking and searching to find one, which means less pain, less bruising, and a lower risk of infection. All that means less harm. We distribute elastic ties, because they are stretchy and the more stretchy the material, the less damage to the skin where it is tied. Belts, shoelaces, ropes, etc are unyielding and can bruise the skin.
Alcohol Pads – We also distribute alcohol prep pads as people want them, separate from our pre-made kits.
BZK Pads – Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK) Antiseptic Wipes are an alcohol free, non-sting, hygienic cleansing towelette used to disinfect skin prior to an injection. Some people prefer BZK pads to alcohol because they don’t sting, but still sanitize.
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Packets – These packets contain neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin, antibiotics that work by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication prevents/treats only bacterial skin infections. It will not work for other types of skin infections (e.g., infections caused by fungi, viruses). Used for dressing wounds.