In today’s world, constantly changing and unpredictable weather patterns, emergence of new diseases, natural calamities and rise of global terrorism pose a strong threat to public health and well-being everywhere. Since these events occur without any precedence or warning and can strike any geographical location, emergency preparedness and response plays a crucial role. Home emergency preparedness largely pertains to quickly responding to and taking corrective action for recovering from the situations which hinder the normal routines.
Emergencies may be classified as natural or man-made. Examples include earthquakes, floods, cyclones, epidemic outbreaks, home fire, burst pipes, gas leakage, nuclear explosions, chemical spills, accidents and the like. It is important that people stay safe before, during and after the occurrence of natural calamities or emergencies. Extra precautions must be taken in the context of patients, senior citizens, young children and disabled people as they are more vulnerable.
The Emergency Preparation Guide helps us to be proactively equipped to handle an emergency by stocking the necessary supplies and using them appropriately. These items must be readily arranged in a portable kit which is easily accessible or can be carried along during evacuation.
The Emergency Preparedness Kit must contain the following -
Additionally, other essential items may include pet supplies, extra home and vehicle keys, towels, gloves, rain gear, plastic sheets and household disinfectants. Let us next understand the First Aid process to be followed during a health emergency or disaster.
Emergency First Aid (EFA)
EFA is administered with the object of
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