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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

 

Disaster Prevention – Plan Ahead and Be Prepared

 

In the event of a natural disaster or severe weather, we recommend the following actions:

  • Listen to your local radio stations for weather condition updates.

  • Have a list of emergency telephone numbers including fire, police, ambulance, health care providers, and utility companies available.

  • Keep emergency supplies (blankets, extra water, flashlights, candles and matches, and portable radio) on hand.

  • Develop an alternative plan of escape from your home.

 

 

If there is a medical emergency:

  • Attempt to contact local emergency services.

  • Attempt to call “911”.

  • If equipment exists, attempt to contact us at 210-520-7496 during regular business hours or at Company Number after hours.

  • The poison Control number is 1-800-222-1222.

  • If unable to make needed telephone contact, make your way to the nearest hospital.

 

Infection Control Information:

 

  1. Always wash your hands prior to working with equipment and/or medication delivery devices.

  2. Wipe off the exterior surface of equipment with a lint-free cloth.

  3. Dispose of oxygen tubing on a regular basis, as directed or following an illness.

  4. Consult the written educational material provided to you at the time of set-up for further information specific to your equipment.

 

Abuse & Neglect:

Employees of SP MEDICAL SUPPLY, LLC must report the abuse or neglect of clients, where the employee knows or suspects that such abuse or neglect has occurred.  This includes children, dependent adults, elders, spousal or partner abuse.

 

In the event a company employee observes suspected abuse or physical neglect in his or her professional capacity, the company shall report it to the appropriate local agency or authorities (i.e., law enforcement, county welfare department).

 

Healthcare professionals are not liable for either civil damages or criminal prosecution as a result of making such a report unless it is proven they made a false report with malice.

 

The responsibility of SP MEDICAL SUPPLY, LLC ends with the reporting of the observation to the appropriate agency.

 

Call 1-800-422-4453/ 1-888-963-7111/ 1-800-252-5400 if you suspect you or know someone who has been abused or neglected.

 

Community resources to prepare for an emergency

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS: 210-532-9019     OFFICE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:210-206-8580

STATEWIDE ROAD CONDITIONS AND CLOSURE: 1 800-452-9292    FEMA 1-800-621-3362

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/downloadbleforms.htm#hurreavac

 

DISASTER SUPPLY KIT

 

WATER:  at least 1 gallon per person for 3 to 7 days            FIRST AID KIT: medicines/prescription drugs

FOOD: canned food or juices, food for infants, and             CLOTHING: seasonal, rain gear, blankets, etc.

            elderly, snacks, non-electric can opener fuel,         HYGIENE: toiletries, hygiene items, wipes, etc

            cooking tools, paper plates, and plastic utensils     IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS: in a waterproof container.

 

  • KEYS                                                                                                                  

  • FLASHLIGHT/BATTERIES

  • RADIO/ NOAA WEATHER RADIO

  • CASH

  • TOOLS

  • VEHICLE FUEL TANKS FILLED

  • PET CARE ITEMS

  • TOYS 

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