The Travel Clinic Glasgow


Taking a medical sterile kit abroad

December 29, 2017 posted by Clare Henderson

With hepatitis b vaccine not available for most travellers, taking a sterile medical kit with you abroad can help to minimise your risk if you need medical treatment whilst travelling.

Having a kit that contains items such as needles, a stitching or a drip set means that if you need treatment, you avoid potentially having a needle that has been used with another individual being used on you. Not all facilities have the resources or funds to use disposable needles and many countries will give an injection routinely where an oral alternative would be equally effective. Taking your own helps to reduce this risk to you and helps the local clinic as you are not depleting them of their already scarce resources. We stock kits in the clinic – please email if you would like one.