☐ 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.
Use the Emergency Checklist in PHA’s Empowered Patient Online Toolkit to prepare for an emergency:
For additional tips, visit www.PHAssociation.org/Patients/EmergencySituations