Medically Insecure Patients
Who is a considered medically insecure patient?
A medically insecure patient could refer to a patient who has special medical needs that require special accommodations during a natural disaster. This can include patients such as who require electricity for medical equipment including oxygen, nebulizers, IV pumps, etc. or other treatments.
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Helpful Resources & Links
Resources & Helpful Links
Lee Health is here to help you find resources and information to stay safe in emergent situations.
Before you transport here are some things you need to have ready:
Overnight Bag: Pack an overnight bag that includes your basic toiletry needs, all your current medications, and appropriate medical records or documents related to your care.
Emergency contact information: Create a list of emergency contacts, including family members and home care providers if applicable. Make sure each member of your family has a copy of this list.
Communication plan: Ensure that you have a list of family members, legal representatives, or other individuals who are entitled to communicate with your care providers during your stay.
Have an Out-of-Town Contact to keep in touch with family members. This person can serve as a point of contact for family members to check in and update them on your medical status.
By taking the time to make a plan with your provider and family you can ensure that you get the important care you need during a natural disaster or emergency.