Family disaster situation checklist (living in miami )

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I live in miami fl , please use scenarios and information that is from here that way it is believable as for the contacts for family members I can fill that part out the assignment is difficult I just don’t have the time to do it.

Family Disaster Plan Checklist NURS 431 Disaster Management

Name: Date: Revise Date:


One of the most important steps you can take in preparing for emergencies is to develop a household disaster plan. This involves creating a plan that identifies who you can contact in an emergency, what each member of your family must do, and how you can better prepare yourself for the situation. See Appendix A in your text. (Veenema, 2009)

Assignment Instructions:

Complete the Family Disaster Plan Checklist

1. Complete all sections. Use yes, no, check marks or x’s for items you do have. Use need, for items you do not have at this time. Use N/A, for items not applicable for your living situation. Do not leave anything blank.

2. Remember to
protect personal information by using pseudonyms, or by providing only partial information

· ​Ex: Sister: Britley *****, phone: 724-***-****, email:

b********@yahoo.com

3. Use complete information for utility and public companies.

4. Review the rubric for more information on how the assignment will be graded.

5. Please note: You are
not required to purchase any items on this list, however, take note of the items you are missing and consider how it could impact your safety and survival in a disaster.

6. Complete the “My Family’s Disaster Plan”. Include your reference and in text citations.

My Family’s Disaster Plan

Research potential disasters that could occur in your community. Select 2 (two) potential disasters and using about 25 words, examine how these potential disasters can impact you as a nurse. Provide at least 1 reference for each potential disaster. Use APA Style for your reference(s) and in text citation(s).

Possible hazards in my area # 1

Reference

Possible hazards in my area # 2

Reference

____________________________________________________________________________

Emergency Phone Numbers – (Program these into all phones and post in a common area in the home.)

Address

Phone #

Police Department

Fire Department

Local Emergency Services

Local American Red Cross

Poison Help

1-800-222-1212

Healthcare Providers

· Doctor

· Dentist

· Other (add additional important personal contacts)

Employers and School Officials Contacts

I know the emergency response plans for employers and schools. _____

For yourself, spouse, and significant other:

Employer/School

Address

Phone #

Facility Contact Name

For children:

Child’s Name

Child Day Care/Child School

Address

Phone #

Facility Contact Name

Family Communication Plan

Prepare a family communication plan so that each member of the family can contact one another quickly.
(Put 10 most important numbers on a card in your wallet.)

· Everyone has a cell phone or calling card _____

· Young children know how to call (numbers are saved) ______

Name

Contact Name

Phone

Email

Identify two meeting places for your family in the event that you are separated.

Location near your home:

Location

Address

Phone

Email

Location away from your home (in the event you cannot return home):

Location

Address

Phone

Email

Pick at least 1 or 2 friends or relatives who live
out of the area for household members to call/email to say they are okay. (If you want, add others as backup.)

Name

Phone

Email

Address


Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape route pathways from each room to each exit
.
You may use this space to draw your floor plan or imbed a photo. You may attach your drawing page to the end of this document ~OR~ Attach as a 2nd document to your assignment submission
(Do not submit the document as a 2nd submission attempt. It will negate your 1st submission attempt. Submit as an additional document in 1 attempt. If you still have questions on how to submit this assignment, please ask before submitting.)

______

Everyone in the house knows how, when and where to shut off utilities. ______

Utility Name

Phone Number

Shut-Off Location/Main Controls at your residence

Electric

Water

Gas

Evacuation Plan and Transportation

Extra gallon of gas ______

If you do not have a car, make plans with a neighbor or your local government agency to be evacuated.

Neighbor/Local Government Agency

Phone Number

Address

_____________________________________________________________________________

Property, Health, and Financial Well-being

Review property insurance policies for disaster policies. ______

Current ______ Appropriate to needs ______

Review life-insurance policies. ______

Current ______ Appropriate to needs ______

Review health insurance policies. ______

Current ______ Appropriate to needs ______

Review financial documents. ______

Emergency savings $______ Easily accessible, small cash savings $ ______

Important Documents and Items Secured

Make sure you have copies of important documents and items that can be stored in a fireproof watertight container.

Important Items

Check off photocopied items that are safely stored

Personal identification

Cash and coins

Credit card(s)

Extra set of house keys and car keys

Birth certificate

Marriage certificate

Driver’s license

Social Security card

Passport/visa

Wills

Deeds

Inventory of household goods (with photos & serial numbers)

Insurance papers

Immunization records

· Allergies

· Medications

Bank and credit card numbers

Stock/bonds

Emergency contact list (phone/address/email)

Local map and emergency shelter locations

Pet information

Additional:

______________________________________________________________________________

Pet Arrangements

As per local and state health and safety regulations, pets are not permitted in some shelters such as American Red Cross shelters. Service animals are permitted.

Name of Veterinarian and Name of Local Animal Shelter:

Name of Veterinarian

Address

Phone

Email

Name of Local Animal Shelter

Address

Phone

Email

Names of pet friendly hotels/motels or friends/family out of the area:

Name

Address

Phone

Email

______________________________________________________________________________

Special Needs Assistance

Special needs assistance organization in community.

Name

Address

Phone

Email

Register with your local office of emergency services or fire department.

Name

Address

Phone

Email

Consider ways to help neighbors who may need special assistance (ESL/medical/living alone).

Name

Special Help Needed

Address

Phone

Create a network of neighbors, friends, relatives, coworkers to aid you in an emergency

· Mobility escape chair in place _____

· High-rise/apartment arrangements for emergency evacuation _____

· Extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medications, food for service animals _____

· Caregiver identification information _____

· Medical bracelet, etc. _____

_____________________________________________________________________________

Certifications

Stay current and up to date (e.g., CPR, ACLS, PALS, TNCC).

Certification

Date of Completion

Date of Renewal

_____________________________________________________________________________

Disaster Supply Kit “Go Bag”

You and your family may need to survive on your own for 3 days or more. Consider having additional supplies for up to two weeks confinement or shelter. You should prepare emergency supplies for the following situations:

Go Bags

Make sure all family members know where the go bags are and have access to them.

Home go bag _____

Pet go bag _____

Child go bag with special items for feeling safe and staying occupied _____

Car go bag – 3-day supplies included with emergency roadside equipment _____

Work go bag _____

Water Supplies

Stocking water supplies should be a top priority. Drinking water in emergency situations should not be rationed. It is critical to store adequate amounts of water for your household.

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Water


Change water every 6 months.

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Next water change _____________ (date)

Two quarts of water daily for drinking for each person in your household

One gallon/week supply of water stored for sanitary and cooking needs for your household.

Additional Specialty Items:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Next water change _____________ (date)

Extra two quarts of water daily for children, nursing mothers, and those who are ill and need more.


Safety Tip: Water Storage and Collection in an Emergency

· Do not store in glass containers or other containers that can break.

· Do not rely on untested devices for decontaminating water.

· If you have a well or public water, follow treatment methods provided by your public health service or water provider.

· Store water in a cool, dark place.

Food: Preparing and Emergency Supply

Food, unlike water may be rationed except for children and pregnant women. No special food needed. Keep canned foods and dry mixes stocked. Replenish food supplies every 6 months. Use and replace. Store newer items in the back, older items in front.

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

High energy protein foods

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Peanut butter

Trail mix

Granola bars

Peanuts

Hard candy

Boxed juices

Powdered milk

Dry fruits

Additional Specialty Items:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Add items you need for your family situation:

Infant foods

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Specialty diet foods

On Hand

Need to Acquire

First Aid Supplies

Assemble a first aid kit for your home. ______

Assemble a first aid kit for each vehicle. ______

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Basic First Aid Supplies

On Hand

Need to Acquire

First aid manual

Sterile adhesive bandages, assorted sizes

Safety pins assorted sizes

Cleansing agents

Antibiotic ointment

Latex gloves (2 pair)

Petroleum jelly or other lubricant

2-inch and 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4 to 6 of each)

Triangular bandages (3)

Sunscreen

Scissors

2-inch and 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls each)

Tweezers

Needle

Moistened towelettes

Antiseptic

Thermometer

Tongue depressor blades (2)

Prescription medication list (ask your pharmacist about storing prescription medications)

Extra pair or prescription eyeglasses or contacts

Nonprescription drugs:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Aspirin and non—aspirin pain relievers

Antidiarrheal medication

Antacid

Laxative

Vitamins

Syrup of ipecac

Additional Specialty Items:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Tools and Emergency Supplies

Assemble these items in a disaster supply kit in case you need to leave quickly.

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Tools

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Portable, battery-powered radio, TV, alarm clock

Flashlight and extra batteries

Signal flare

Matches in a waterproof container

Shut-off wrench, pliers, shovel, hammer, screwdriver, and other tools

Duct tape and scissors

Plastic sheeting

Whistle

A-B-C fire extinguisher

Tube tent

Compass

Work gloves

Paper, pen, pencils

Needles and thread

Additional Specialty Items:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Sanitation and Hygiene

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Washcloth and towel

Towelettes, soap, hand sanitizer, liquid detergent

Toiletries

Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags

Medium–sized plastic bucket with tight lid and small shovel for digging a latrine.

Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach

Additional Specialty Items:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Kitchen Items

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Manual can opener

Mess kits or paper cups, plates, plastic utensils

All-purpose knife

A dropper (eye dropper) with measurements

Liquid bleach to treat water

· Only use regular, unscented chlorine bleach products that are suitable for disinfection and sanitization as indicated on the label. The label may say that the active ingredient contains 6 or 8.25% of sodium hypochlorite. Do not use scented, color safe, or bleaches with added cleaners. If water is cloudy, let it settle and filter it through a clean cloth, paper towel, or coffee filter.

Sugar, salt, pepper

Aluminum foil, plastic wrap

Resealing plastic bags

Additional Specialty Items:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

If food must be cooked, a small camping stove and can of cooking fuel

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Clothes and Bedding

On Hand

Need to Acquire

One complete change of clothes and footwear for each member of the household. Shoes should be sturdy work shoes or boots.

Rain gear, hats and gloves, extra socks and underwear, thermal underwear, sunglasses.

Blankets or sleeping bags and pillows for each member.

Additional Specialty Items:

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Specialty Items as needed for Baby

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Specialty Items as needed for Elderly

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Check off all of the basic items you have and list additional specialty items you have on hand:

Specialty Items as needed for Pets

On Hand

Need to Acquire

Other Items

Review other disaster preparedness websites for items not included here.

Check off items that you have and list items you need to acquire.

Item

Included

12 – Updated 2021 Summer 1

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