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Why is it important to keep a few appointments a day in place for emergencies?

Why is it important to keep a few appointments a day in place for emergencies? When is the best time to keep these appointments open? What days of the week usually require more open appointments? What should be done with the patients in the waiting room if an emergency occurs and the Doctor can not see them?

There is a 15 minute block left open everyday in the doctor's office one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Patient that needs to be seen on an emergency basis may need to be seen at the emergency room, depending on severity. But I know that I have had to wait to see my doctor each and every time I appear at the office for well over an hour and sometimes longer. So, doc may go ahead and address the emergency and just have everyone in waiting room relax. The long wait is often motivation for me not to make an appointment when necessary.  (+ info)

What are 3 steps a parent can do to prepare for emergencies?

List 3 steps a parent can do to prepare for emergencies.

what type of emergencies?

stay calm
keep your children calm
know all the important numbers, doctors,poison control,etc.
have first aid kit
have emergency kit in the car that includes first aid, water, food, blankets, flares, flashlight, batteries.  (+ info)

How much savings should a family set aside for emergencies?

Emergencies like the occasional run-out of cash or an unforseen bill?
6 months of expenses, thats like $30,000!! No way would he be outta work for that long, unless he was sick, in which case I would work, unless we were both sick, in which case that $30,000 would come in handy lol

We keep a minimum of 10,000 in the savings at all times. If we have an emergency and dip into the money, we quit eating out, quit renting movies, and start saving the pennies until we get it back.
It really isnt hard if you keep your bills paid on time (dont let them accrue interest), you dont use credit cards (save these for emergencies - people spend more when they put it on a card than if they have to account for every dollar in their wallet) AND you worry about your family first and the Jones' last.  (+ info)

What makeup to bring to school for emergencies?

You know when your makeup runs in school and you have to fix it up, but you forgot the makeup you put on in your house...well that happens to me all the time. So I'm going into grade 8 and I'm going to bring a little bag of makeup for emergencies. I just need to know....What should I put in it and how should the bag be like?

i am going to be a 9th grader so I just got done facing all of these problems. You should bring oil-blotting pads, mascara, eyeliner, make-up removing cloths, concealer, and lipgloss. Try putting all of that in a side-pocket of one of your purses/totes. For the make-up removing cloths and oil-blotting pads (both of which can be found at a local drugstore), put a few of them in plastic sandwhich bags. This is a convenient way to fixs flubs with make-up.  (+ info)

how long can water be stored for emergencies before it needs to be replaced?

how long can water be stored (for emergencies) if it is in a container with a lid? I don't mean the sealed bottles that you can buy from the store. What if I refilled an empty two liter soda bottle, for example. How long would that water be good for?

Make sure the water storage container you plan to use is of food grade quality, such as 2-liter soda bottles, with tight-fitting screw-cap lids. Milk containers are not recommended because they do not seal well.
If your local water is treated commercially by a water treatment utility, you do not have to treat the water before storing it. Treating commercially-treated water with bleach is superfluous and not necessary. Doing so does not increase storage life. It is important to change and replace stored water every six months or more frequently.

If your local water is not treated commercially by a water treatment facility, that is, if your water comes from a public well or other public, non-treated system, follow instructions about water storage provided by your public health agency or water provider. They may recommend treating it with a small amount of liquid household bleach

*Still, it is important to change and replace stored water every six months or more frequently.*

If your local water comes from a private well or other private source, consult with your local public health agency about recommendations regarding storage of water. Some water sources have contaminants (minerals or parasites) that can not be neutralized by treatment with liquid household chlorine bleach. Only your local public health agency should make recommendations about whether your local water can be safely stored, for how long, and how to treat it.

If you plan to use commercially prepared "spring" or "drinking" water, keep the water in its original sealed container. Change and replace the water at least once a year. Once opened, use it and do not store it further.

For more information, contact your local Red Cross chapter and ask for the brochure titled, "Food and Water in an Emergency" (A5055).

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What's the best way to store water for emergencies?

I know plastics aren't the best choices since they can leach phthalates into the water. What's the best low-cost option for storing water for an emergency situation?

in full glass bottles
full because least amount of air inside the bottle and
glass no chemicals leaking into water like in the case of plastic  (+ info)

What kind of medical emergencies could require abortion?

Much is often made of "abortion that is necessary to save a mother's life," but what kind of emergency could require this (other than ectopic pregnancy?)

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For breastfeeding moms, How much milk do you have stored in the deep freeze for emergencies?

I have over 320 ounces but I am scared it's not enough. So, I am still pumping and storing what my son doesn't drink while I am at work.

oooh! thats quite impressive. i just bought a deepfreeze for that reason. i just put around 100oz in the df. i am working on another stash in the regular fridge. i have about 20oz. i pump once a day and i get about 5-6 oz total. my baby is 12 weeks old. it is quite awesome to see your liquid gold stashed for your baby. hold old is your baby and how often do you pump? keep up the good work!  (+ info)

What are the school`s procedures for responding to and recording accidents and emergencies?

What would the response be to

(a) choking
(b) unconsciousness

and how would you treat minor injuries such as minor grazes, cuts and bumps?

Pleaseee helpp mee! Many Thanks!!


Depends on the age of the child that you are treating. There are several techniques you can do with choking, back slaps, removal of the object (if possible), abdominal thrusts.

Look on the site below for more information on choking and unconsciousness. No point in me writing it on here when you can read it appropriate to the age of the child.

With minor injuries like grazes and cuts they are bathed/cleaned with cold water and a gauze (not cotton wool). With Bumps the are bathed with a cold compress.

All accidents should be recorded in a Accident book and all parents are to be informed.

I work in a infant school and parents are required to sign a accident form to say that they have been informed of the accident.

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How does people using the emergency room for non emergencies effect health care workers?

Can it effect anything else?

It has many effects on health care workers and the consumer...less attention to more critical cases, poor management of conditions which really need to be monitored by a primary care physician, increase in cost of care, increased primiums, increased taxes....it has a very trickle down effect...  (+ info)

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