The physicians at the Baton Rouge Clinic care about you and your safety during a storm. The Baton Rouge Clinic is prepared in the event of a storm and will be providing services as soon as it is safe to do so. We urge you to take every precaution necessary to ensure you and your family’s health and safety are adequately covered.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Make sure you see your physician to ensure that your prescriptions and immunizations are up to date. Note: it’s helpful to have a 30 day supply of any chronic medications and inhalers.
- Check any medications that you are currently taking to ensure temperature storage requirements.
- Stock up on batteries for any medical equipment which may require it, such as glucose meters.
- Avoid the use of candles in households with small children.
- Assemble a first aid kit containing pain/fever reducers, a thermometer, antihistamines, bandages, antibiotic ointment, insect repellent and sunscreen and keep in an easily accessible location.
- If you have medical problems that make you intolerant to heat, make sure you have access to a generator in case of a power outage.
- Assemble an “emergency fun kit” to keep the kids busy during extended power outages with items like books, games, cards, coloring sheets, easy craft activities, etc.
- If you are a diabetic, remember to pack a blood glucose meter, strips, alcohol wipes, lancets, and snacks.
- Remember, do not place insulin on ice or dry ice.