I Fly First Class Announces New Tips for Upcoming Trip
New tips and advice on what to do in case of an emergency.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
Holiday season is here and I Fly First Class will help travelers to be safe while traveling with some new tips.
What to do if travelers become sick or injured while traveling:
See a doctor right away if:
Have diarrhea and a high fever (above 102° F)
Are visiting a malaria-risk area and become sick with a fever or flu-like illness
Are bitten or scratched by an animal
Have been in a car accident
Have been seriously injured
Are sexually assaulted
Drink plenty of clean water or other fluids to replace any lost body fluids (usually caused by diarrhea). For severe diarrhea, may want to use oral rehydration solutions (ORS). To learn more about travelers' diarrhea and how to make ORS, read the section on Travelers' Diarrhea.
Contact the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate if need assistance. Consular personnel at U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad and in the U.S. are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens. To contact the U.S. Embassy or consulate in the country of visiting:
Dial:1-888-407-4747 if calling from the U.S. or Canada,
Dial: 00 1 202-501-4444 if calling from overseas, or
Find your local US Embassy at Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions.
See seeking health care abroad for more information and resources.
Evacuation insurance provider, if purchased, will also be able to advice.
What to do if travelers are sick on an airplane:
Tell a crew member as soon as possible.
If travelers are coughing, may be asked to wear a surgical mask or to cover mouth and nose.
If illness is serious, the crew may move travelers to a different part of the plane or, if necessary, redirect the airplane and arrange to exit at the nearest airport to receive medical care.
What to do if travelers are sick on a cruise ship:
Tell a crew member as soon as possible.
Cruise ships usually have a small medical facility on board. Illness may be treated in this facility.
If illness is serious, the medical staff may stabilize condition and move traveler to a hospital on land for further treatment.
What to do if traveler is involved in a disaster while traveling:
If traveler is injured, seek medical attention right away.
Clean any wound or rash immediately with soap and clean water to reduce the risk of an infection.
Follow the instructions of emergency responders and monitor the U.S. Embassy and U.S. State Department.
Monitor Voice of America (VOA) news broadcasts for information or announcements. Information is on the VOA website and sometimes through in-country radio and TV.
Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate if need help.
Contact family, friends, a trusted colleague, or employer as soon as possible after the disaster to keep them informed of location and health status.
Some areas are prone to certain natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis. To find out if destination is at a higher risk for certain natural disasters, see the Country-specific Information Pages (U.S. Department of State) in the “Special Circumstances” section.
For information about types of natural disasters, what to do to prepare in case one happens, and what to do after one happens, see the CDC Natural Disasters and Severe Weather website.
For more information about disasters see:
CDC's Emergency Preparedness and Response website
Natural Disasters and Environmental Hazards
Health Recommendations for Relief Workers Responding to a Disaster
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Julia Graft PR Manager
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