August 3, 2010 >> back to issue

Things I Found: Preparing for Emergency Situations

Emergency RespondersEmergencies don’t give you a heads-up so you can prepare. They emerge and you react. This week, I found resources to help you prepare for PH emergencies and have the peace of mind that being prepared can provide.

On the Emergency Situations page, you will find valuable information: When Is It an Emergency?, Creating a "Just in Case" Emergency Kit, Keeping a Step Ahead and Educate Your Emergency Responders.

On our e-Learning Archive page, you will find Emergency 101: How to Prepare Yourself and Others for PH Emergencies. This is a transcript from the online Q&A chat from August 2008.

On the Emergency 101 transcript page, you’ll find a blue box with links to additional resources, including a Conference session recording and PDFs you can print.

For additional reference, PHA’s Patient’s Survival Guide gives thorough information about dealing with emergencies. Each copy is $25.00, but if you are a member of PHA, the price is just $15.00. Become a member

I’ll close with a quote from Marilyn Schmidt, RN, from the Emergency 101 transcript: “Just a reminder to all - things can happen suddenly and sometimes when you least expect it so preparation will be the key to ensuring that your potential emergency be handled efficiently and with the best of care.”

That’s just what I was trying to say.


Kathryn Frix

Kathryn Frix
Online Community Liaison

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