Barely a week into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, supply chain experts are warning that already-shaky delivery of essential goods from around the world—including just about everything you need in your supply room—is likely to get worse as the crisis wears on. An article just published by MedPageToday notes that the issue isn’t necessarily items sourced from Ukraine or being embargoed from Russia, but closed airspace corridors, disrupted shipping channels, and the ripple effects that emanate from each. At the same time, there’s already evidence that members of the urgent care community are eager to step up and help the people of Ukraine in any way possible. Executive Urgent Care in Indian Wells, CA for one is putting together basic first aid kits to send to Ukraine to help armed services and ordinary citizens who are committed to fighting back. Medical Director Dan Olesnicky, MD told KESQ-TV news in Palm Springs that Executive is also inviting area residents to assemble kits that include vinyl gloves, butterfly closures, heavy-duty bandages, triple antibiotic ointment, and other inexpensive, nonprescription items for dropoff at its clinic.

The Ukraine Crisis Raises Both Vulnerability and a Service Opportunity for Urgent Care