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Safety Information for Health Care Professionals

Medical care

If you’re a health care professional helping at an emergency site, here’s information that will help you care for survivors.

Medical Care After a Hurricane

  • Immunizations After a Disaster
    Find recommendations for vaccinations, tetanus prevention, and the impact of power outages on vaccine storage.
  • Medical Management and Patient Advisement
    Get information for assisting patients, including pregnant women, and guidelines for treating health risks like diarrhea, injuries, and infectious diseases.
  • Medical Records
    Learn about “Keep It With You” — a temporary personal medical information form for people who don’t have access to their medical records.
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs)
    Find information from a national network of clinics that offers health professionals free clinical advice about environmental risks for children.
  • Dialysis Care
    Read about treating people on dialysis when the water supply may be unsafe.

Health Risks After a Hurricane

Helping Survivors Cope with Trauma

Other Resources

You may want to give information to survivors after a hurricane about the risks they might face at home. Visit Evacuee Educational Materials for free resources.