Hurricane prep: Don’t forget medications

September 8, 2017

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Mickey Y. Montevideo

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In preparation for the potential impact of Hurricanes Irma and Jose, the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy offers the following tips and safety measures regarding medications and first aid:

• If you have less than a week's worth of medication, refill the prescription by the end of this weekend. In the event of a disaster or devastation, your local pharmacy may have difficulty obtaining and maintaining pharmaceutical supplies or may be unable to open and/or operate due to power outages or property destruction.

• Obtain a full supply of over-the-counter medications that you and your family consume on a regular basis.

• Make a list of medications, both prescription-based and over-the-counter, that you and your family consume on a regular basis. This list may become important in the event of injuries or illnesses, or in the event you and your family need to relocate.

• Store medications in waterproof containers and/or sealed plastic bags.

• Assemble a first aid kit if you and your family don't already have one. Suggested contents include:
• bandages
• triple antibiotic cream/ointment
• Benadryl
• ibuprofen and/or Tylenol
• gauze
• gauze tape
• gloves

For more information, contact:
• Brian Seagraves, academic professional (former police officer, community educator)
706-424-1725, cgraves@uga.edu

• George Francisco, assistant dean and academic director
706-549-0898, rxgef@uga.edu

 

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