Emergency Preparedness for People with LeukemiaPosted: September 25, 2017 Filed under: Patient Education, Uncategorized | Tags: Blizzard, Emergency Plan, Emergency Preparedness, Flood, Hurricane, Inclement Weather, Natural Disaster, Power Outage Comments Off on Emergency Preparedness for People with Leukemia
In the past few weeks, devastating hurricanes and earthquakes have forced people out of their homes and away from their cancer care facilities, highlighting a need for better education and preparedness surrounding the medical consequences of natural disasters. Emergency situations such as a hurricane, earthquake, blizzard, flood, or blackout, are unpreventable and can drive a city into disarray in a matter of hours – but the more preemptive thinking and planning that people do prior to a catastrophic event, the better equipped they will be to respond. This is especially true for people with leukemia, who must be particularly cautious during such times, as they are often more susceptible to infection or injury.
Follow these tips to help minimize the harm that a natural disaster or public emergency can cause to your personal health.
Wishing everyone a safe fall and winter season!