US prepares for Hurricane Sandy by promoting healthcare information
As Hurricane Sandy approaches the east coast of the US, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun promoting their recommendations for hurricane preparedness, including advice regarding caring for people with disease or disabilities during the storm, and how to cope in the aftermath by preventing injuries and infection as well as caring for wounds.
The CDC has updated it's website with the latest news on Hurricane Sandy as well as issuing information regarding how to help those who have diabetes, disabilities, injuries and infection.
The general public as well as healthcare clinicians can obtain information on staying safe and preventing harm. The site also offers audio files on emergency preparedness, including a podcast on wound care following a disaster.
Stay informed on the CDC website:
- To listen to the CDC podcast on emergency wound care after a disaster, click here
- For the CDC emergency wound care PDF, click here
- If you are a clinician and need more information, click here
- If you want more information on preventing illness and injuries, including helping those with diabetes or disabilities, click here.
Image: NASA Sees Hurricane Sandy as the "Bride of Frankenstorm" Threaten U.S. East Coast. Credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video