POC Patients: 5 Emergency Tips You Should Know

Dealing with an emergency situation is always stressful, but especially if you are dealing with potentially running out of oxygen. There are a few precautionary things to do to prepare for the worst and stay safe in case of an emergency.

  • Have a recharge plan in place.
  • Before you lose power in a disaster, have a plan prepared for recharging. Keep extra batteries recharged and ready to go at all times. Know how long your battery lasts and how many recharges you have to be sure you can last until you have access to power again.

  • Install an emergency generator.
  • One way to ensure you won’t run out of power and be unable to recharge—install an emergency generator. This will enable you to connect to an alternative power source when disaster strikes.

  • Reduce your flow if necessary.
  • Consult with your doctor to know if it is possible for you to reduce your flow in an emergency situation to help your oxygen to last longer. Reducing your flow will extend the life of your oxygen supply but be sure to speak with a medical professional to know what a safe level of oxygen for you is.

  • Be informed.
  • Knowing when disaster is heading your way is not always possible but is always helpful. Stay informed on local news and always be prepared with your plan in case of emergency.

  • Get a support team.
  • Keep others informed and prepared in case of catastrophe. Establishing a support team that you can call on will help you to stay safe. Anyone nearby who can be aware of your situation and lend a hand can qualify.