Are you prepared if the unexpected strikes? Angela Clendenin, PhD, at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, and Martin Mufich, MSN, RN, at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, discuss some steps you can take to prepare yourself and those you love for a disaster.
When preparing for a hurricane, the most important thing to know is your geographical risk. By knowing if you live in a flood-prone area, or where the best elevation is in your neighborhood, you can better plan for an emergency.
Emergencies can occur at any time or place—whether it’s a health emergency or a natural disaster. It’s often difficult to prepare for the unexpected, but keeping an updated list of medications could be a lifesaver during an emergency.
Future Aggie physicians recently learned about disaster medicine first-hand at Disaster City, in a course coordinated by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).