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SPLAT November 2010
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:36

November 2010 “Project SPLAT”!

Back-up Medication and RX’s

In the event of any disaster, your normal life may be disrupted for several days, weeks and possibly months.  Storing extra water and food is a very good idea.  However, what about those of us who take over-the-counter and/or prescription medication daily?  If you were without your medication how well would you be able to function?

For the month of November 2010, we  urge everyone on medication to make sure you have back-up to last you a couple months.  If you take over-the-counter medications, it is just a matter of buying enough to provide you with what you will need for two months.  If you are on prescription medication here are three ways you might get the extra amount you need:


1)    The easiest is to ask your Doctor if he gets free samples of your specific medication, and tell him it is for your disaster kit.  You will need to “rotate” it to keep it fresh, then making sure to refill your prescriptions regularly or you will again be without your emergency supply.
2)    You can get a new prescription from your doctor and pay for it to be filled yourself.  Your insurance company will most likely not pay for extra prescriptions.
3)    Get your prescription filled a week early each month and save-up the extra.  It can take several months to save up the couple of months you will need, but if you are diligent about it, it will be worth it in a disaster.

Remember to store Meds Safely and as directed by your doctor or pharmacist to keep them fresh.

If you are dependant on medication for your health, you may want to share this information - not only with family - but with EMT’s or other medical personnel in your area or town.  That way if you are unable to get to your medication due to disaster or injury and emergency services are not able to reach you, there will be others in-the-know ready to help you.

“Project SPLAT” is brought to you by Millard County CERT, the Millard County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Robert A. Dekker.

For other 2010 Project SPLAT ideas go to: www.millardsheriff.org; click on “Services” to view the drop down menu of all of the 2010 links.

 

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