- From earthquakes to floods, they are natural disasters that cannot be avoided and that is why it is necessary to be prepared at all times.
- The National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) announced the basic elements that an emergency backpack should contain.
- The ideal is to have this tool both at work and at home.
Natural disasters are situations that can occur at any time and their impact can be of multiple magnitudes. This type of situation cannot be avoided and that is why it is necessary to be prepared for this type of eventuality. With this in mind, the emergency backpack It is a tool that can never be missing in your home and work, but do you know what it consists of?
Prevention is the best medicine
It should only be remembered that due to its geographical position, Mexico is a country susceptible to telluric movements. Those that occurred on September 19, 1985, 2017 and 2022 are the clearest examples that this type of situation cannot be predicted. In addition, their damage can be of great proportions.
Now, this is not the only high-impact situation that can occur. From fires to floods can also occur and one of its first consequences is isolation.
For this type of case, you should always have a emergency backpack. In a simple way, it is any bag placed in an accessible place within all homes. Although what is truly relevant is knowing what your content should be in order to have it ready.
What should it contain?
According to National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) there are several elements that cannot be missing. First of all, you must have a first aid kit consisting of basic medicines, bandages and healing material. In any emergency it is necessary to have the minimum tools necessary to treat a wound and you know this topic very well.
Also, within the health sector, it is recommended at least store a pair of surgical gloves, toilet paper, and a few small bottles of water. Added to this, some non-perishable healthy food like cereal bars or tuna are ideal.
Other relevant aspects are the duct tape, a flashlight and a lighter. Also don’t forget to add a small battery-operated radio because it can be your way of contacting others in case the power goes out or there is no telephone network.
Similarly, it is essential to have a copies of your most important documents. Nowadays and thanks to technology it is no longer necessary to have physical papers but it can be a backup on a USB stick.
In the end, to better summarize the recommended content of a emergency backpack We share an infographic with all the ideal elements that it should contain. Remember that the information is not only aimed at your patients, but you yourself need to have sufficient preventive measures to face any eventuality.
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