Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

By August 30, 2017Health Basics

National Preparedness Month

Life happens unexpectedly and disasters don’t plan ahead. The good news is you can prepare for the unexpected by creating a family plan. This September, as part of National Preparedness Month, Five Star ER encourages everyone to develop an emergency plan and take a few simple steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

In the event of an emergency, natural or otherwise, it is important to make sure that your family’s basic needs are being met and everyone is safe. The most effective way of to do this is to have a plan in place. It’s very easy to panic during an emergency, but being mentally and physically prepared may help to minimize that feeling of panic. It also enables you to keep your family calm, cool, collected, and most importantly, safe. If you don’t already have an emergency plan, use this printable template from the American Red Cross.

Have a Disaster Supply Kit Ready

Having a disaster supply kit is essential to an effective emergency preparedness plan. Stock your supply kits with medical supplies, medications, non-perishable foods, water, batteries, blankets, clothing, and other items. Additionally, having a first aid kit in your home and your car can keep you prepared in the event of an emergency.

Know Where to Go for Emergency Care

Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. Your family emergency plan should also include where to get emergency medical care. Knowing where to go for the best emergency care before an emergency happens can help keep your family safe.

Five Star ER has locations throughout the greater Austin area serving the emergency medical needs of children and adults of all ages. Our experienced emergency room physicians, state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate staff at every location are prepared to make sure you feel confident in the services we provide and feel cared for from the moment you arrive. Our locations have been chosen carefully, near major streets and highways


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About Five Star ER

Five Star ER is locally owned and operated by the physicians of Emergency Service Partners, a respected provider of emergency physician services to hospitals and health systems across Texas for nearly 30 years. Our experienced physicians bring their excellent tradition of emergency care to a first-class, patient-centered freestanding ER.

Our patient-centered care means you will come first. Our freestanding ER provides the capabilities of a hospital emergency department, without the hassles and long waits that can be part of a hospital ER. From the comfortable lounge area and private exam rooms to our top-notch medical team and latest technology, patients can be door-to-doctor in less than 15 minutes.

This content was created to be purely educational in nature. This post is not meant to be used as a substitute for medical treatment or personal consultation regarding a medical condition. As always, if you or a loved one is suffering a life-threatening medical emergency or injury, call 911.

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