CARDIAC PLAN / HURRICANE EMERGENCY PLANNING

ANTICOAGULANT HURRICANE & EMERGENCY PLAN PLANNING
June 26, 2018
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CARDIAC PLAN / HURRICANE EMERGENCY PLANNING

CARDIAC PLAN / HURRICANE EMERGENCY PLANNING
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If  you have been diagnosed with hypertension, stroke or coronary artery disease, there are several things you should know in the event of a storm.

  1. Talk to your healthcare provider before a storm is in the Gulf. Things to consider are:
    1. Have a 30 day supply of all of your medications
    2. Have laboratory results, medication list and medical summary.
  2. Keep your supplies with you. Don’t place them in luggage that could get separated.
  3. Dispose of sharps safely.
    1. An empty water bottle with a cap can store needles and lancets until they can be properly disposed of.
  4. If your feet get wet, dry them carefully and be sure to change your socks regularly. Foot infections can quickly get out of hand.
  5. Stay well hydrated. Heart conditions, stress and heat all combine to increase the risk of heat injuries.
  6. Be sure you are up to date on all immunizations. Cuts and bites can quickly become dangerous.
  7. If you experience shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain, seek help immediately. Do not ignore warning signs.

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