Instructed patient and caregiver about nursing service procedures during a hurricane. Such services will be temporary suspended until event ceases. It is extremely important to know in advance if a friend, relative or any other person will be willing to take responsibility at the time of following treatment requirements.
Instructed patient that during a hurricane he/she should not be alone. Patient should go to a relative, family member or friend house until it is safe to return to his/her house. In the event that the patient has no family or friends he/she should go to the closest shelter for proper assistance.
Instructed patient about the importance of having basic hurricane supplies. Water, can food, yogurt, batteries, and corded phone should be at hand in case of hurricane ocurrence.
Instructed patient and caregiver about the proper insuline storage procedure in case of a hurricane. During power outages insulin should be kept in a recipient with ice. This will ensure it will be in good conditions, should it be needed.
Instructed patient not to go outside during hurricane conditions. If a safe place to stay is not available consider going to a shelter in advance.
Instructed patient to be informed (watch TV, listen to radio news) before, during, and after a hurricane. Use common sense.
Instructed patient not to go outside after a hurricane. Be sure weather conditions are safe in order to prevent accidents.
Instructed patient/ caregiver not to use the barbeque inside the house due to risk of intoxication.
Instructed patient not to use a generator inside the house, carbon monoxide poisoning may occur and it is usually fatal.