Winter Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations Jan 29, 2015

Posted on 27. Jan, 2015 by superuser in Rick Rader MD, Info Blast
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Winter Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations

Some tips from the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).

A car battery can charge electric wheelchair during power outage from #Juno. More tips for people w/ #disabilities:

Did you know that infants lose heat more easily than adults? Don't let babies sleep in a cold room, especially if <1 year old. #Juno

If your power fails, refrigerated baby food warmer than 40F for more than 2 hours is not safe to eat, & should be thrown out. #Juno

Important for people w/#disability: Identify & map closest accessible shelters. #Juno #Blizzardof2015

Talk w/ kids about plans if you lose power. Build a kit together w/ things to stay warm. Use a flashlight for light, not candles. #Juno

#Juno: Power outages may impact medical services for people w/#disabilities. Learn how to help:

Keeping warm for #Juno: repurpose a sleeping bag – unzip, cut armholes in bag & cover person in wheelchair. #disability

Keep feet warm for #Juno. Many snow boots have Velcro straps/zip up easily over leg braces/prosthetics. #disability #Blizzardof2015

Pack extra blankets in your car's emergency kit to keep you & your family warm, in case you are stranded

#Juno Check your baby's temp and if below 95 degrees, go to the doctor #Juno #Blizzardof2015