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Be Prepared for Emergencies

 

In light of medical supply issues that were evident during previous hurricanes, we urge you to prepare for future storms, fires and other emergencies. Even if you are not in the direct path of a storm or fire you should be prepared for emergencies. Please contact Oley (OleyFoundation@gmail.com or 518-262-5079) if you become aware of any issues, so we can share that information as appropriate.


Patients and their families should:

  • Ensure that you have sufficient backup power available or batteries to power any necessary pumps or medical devices, as well as battery-powered radios and appropriately charged cell phones to receive the latest communications.
  • Listen to appropriate warnings from governmental officials advising of precautions and evacuations.
  • Check with home care suppliers and medical providers ahead of time to ensure that you have enough medications and nutritional supplies (formula, HPN, etc.) to last at least 48–72 hours, in case of supply chain delays.
  • Write down important telephone numbers in case you cannot access the directory on your mobile phone.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, your home care company branch, regional and national offices.
  • Check the National Hurricane Center or applicable government agency for the latest information on the storm/fire/emergency.

Additional tips to help you prepare for possible emergencies:

Be Prepared
Tube Feeding Emergency Kit (see page 3)
Calling 911

 

Resources Online

www.noaa.gov (for weather information)
emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/index.asp
www.FEMA.gov/plan
www.ready.gov
www.usda.gov


*Note: If you are evacuated or relocated due to an emergency, notify your home care company/DME. If your branch is forced to close, others may need to support your needs. In an emergency, connect with company headquarters or regional offices for further instructions.

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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