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1.  Prepare an emergency kit to consist of at least the following items:

  • A three-day supply of water and food that won't spoil
  • Clothing, blankets, and sleeping bags for all family members
  • First aid kit, including family's prescription medications
  • Battery-powered radio and flashlights with extra batteries
  • Extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash, or traveler's checks
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
  • An extra pair of glasses
2.  Decide on how and where your family will reunite if separated during an emergency.

3.  Learn first aide and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for you and all of your employees in your pharmacies.

4.  Learn how to shut off gas, water, and electricity in case the lines are damaged in your pharmacy and home. SAFETY NOTE: Do not attempt to relight a gas pilot. Call the utility company.

5.  Organize your neighborhood around your pharmacy. Call you local public health department, emergency sheriff centers and state emergency services to help you get ready for any untoward type disaster. Find out what they have done and where you, as a pharmacist, fit into the emergency preparedness scheme in case of disaster.

6.  If you have not been certified in immunizations one of the most beneficial roles a pharmacist can play is immunizing patients in their pharmacies. Many states allow pharmacists to become certified and your role as a pharmacist in emergency care and bioterrorism would be enhanced immeasurably.

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