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Do You Have An Emergency Plan?? by Robyn A. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:46pm A hard part of managing Tyler's peanut allergy is leaving him in the care of others. Would someone at church or even my mother-in-law recognize a reaction and know what to do? After Tyler's ER visit on June 30 everyone in his life became even more aware of just how life-threatening it is. I wondered if I could effectively communicate all tha ... Read on »
President Obama Signs Reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 05 Dec 2013 1:19pm By Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. , Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cross-posted from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Newsroom Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC Ten years ago, HIV/AIDS was devastating the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals in communities across Africa and in other r ... Read on »
Winging It Is Not an Emergency Plan by Posted Mon 09 Sep 2013 1:00pm Emergencies can occur with no warning. Do you have a supplies kit and a plan of action? September is National Preparedness Month. Visit for guidance on what to before, during, and after different kinds of natural disasters and other emergencies. Another action you can take is to join the National Preparedness Community . It’s f ... Read on »
Emergency planning for the elderly with pets by Stan Cohen Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Barbara Friesner AgeWiseLiving Emergency evacuations are devastating and traumatic under any circumstances. This is especially true for the elderly — especially the elderly with pets. When I say “emergency evacuation,” I’m not just talking about major emergencies such as 9/11, Katrina, wild fires, floods, or tornados. I’m also talking abou ... Read on »
Pet sitter emergency plans by Therese K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Sep 2010 5:39pm The tragic death of a dog daycare owner over the weekend has had me thinking about how important it is for pet sitters to have backup plans. It’s nothing we want to think about, but the fact is any of us could be gone at any time. Because of the type of work pet sitters do, it’s crucial to have backup plans in place in case of an emerg ... Read on »
Emergent plans $108M expansion/ LSJ by Meryl Nass Posted Tue 24 Apr 2012 10:17pm From the Lansing State Journal :  The anthrax vaccine manufacturer, with one product and basically one buyer, YOU (your taxes at work) plans to expand.  But sorry, there won't be any new jobs as yet, although Michigan will have to pay its share.   How the state will benefit is unknown. ...Emergent BioSolutions would fund the entire project, A ... Read on »
Emergency notification service helps pet sitters and pet owners plan for emergency by Therese K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Feb 2012 9:00am When someone hires a pet sitter, they expect that pet sitter will arrive as scheduled to care for their pets. They want to leave town knowing that each and every scheduled visit to their home will take place as scheduled – no matter what. A missed visit could mean accidents in the house, chewed up property due to boredom, and even death of ... Read on »
Emergency Water Supply Planning by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Preparations for the CA Statewide Medical Health Exercise  are underway and today includes an  American Water Works Association  (AWWA)  web program  on Planning for an Emergency Drinking Water Supply and Emergency Water Supply Planning for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities.   If you missed it the  presentation slides  are availab ... Read on »
Emergency Response Plans – For Caregivers and Others by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 1:52pm   Emergencies come in a variety of shapes and sizes; never at the most opportune times. When I think of emergency, I think natural disasters, a fall, a sudden illness, some event that requires quick action. Preparation for inevitable emergencies is important, whether or not you are caring for someone. You and your family may [...] Read on »
Emergency Backup Career Plans by Respiratory Therapy Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Aug 2008 9:07pm Back when I was in RT school, I was not confident about my success as an RT. I worried that the stress of dealing with the seriously ill coupled with the odd hours and the mass of knowledge required would cause me to be an abject failure as a respiratory therapist. Because of my fear of failure I drew up emergency backup career plans. I h ... Read on »