☐ I keep a current list of emergency contact information including a health care provider and personal caregiver.
☐ I maintain a current list of all my medications with doses and infusion rates.
☐ I have discussed an emergency plan with my PH provider.
☐ I let my PH center know if I have a planned vacation so it can identify the best hospital for me in case of an emergency.
☐ I keep my specialty pharmacy’s 24/7 emergency number with me.
☐ I have a three- to seven-day supply of all my medications, oxygen and supplies (including distilled water if needed), depending on how soon I can refill my prescriptions based on my insurance plan.
☐ I have my pump, inhalation device, oxygen devices and/or CPAP machine, as well as batteries and appropriate power chargers for any machines I need ready to go in case of an emergency.
☐ I have an emergency kit with backup medical supplies.
☐ I keep important devices charged, including my cell phone. I always carry a cell phone and/or let people know where I am going if I am traveling alone.
☐ I wear a medic alert identifier to convey critical health information.
☐ For oxygen and/or infusion medication users: I have completed a power saving or sustaining form with my health care provider and submitted it to my power company.
For additional tips, visit www.PHAssociation.org/Patients/EmergencySituations