A type of advance medical directive in which legal documents provide the power of attorney to another person in the case of an incapacitating medical condition. A durable power of attorney allows another person to make bank transactions, sign Social Security checks, apply for disability, or write checks to pay utility bills while an individual is medically incapacitated. Such documents are recommended for any patient who may be unable to make his or her wishes known during a long medical confinement.
- Power outage drinking water safety
Boil the water vigorously (water should be bubbling and rolling) for one to 3 minutes. If you can’t boil water, add 8 drops of newly purchased liquid household bleach per gallon of water, stir it well, and then let the water stand for 30 minutes before you use it. You also can use water-purifying tablets […]
- Power outage food safety
Always keep meat, poultry, fish, and eggs refrigerated at or below 40 �F and frozen food at or below 0 �F. This may be difficult when the power is out. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about […]
- Power outage work safety
Spread the work load evenly over the day and incorporate work-rest cycles. Provide enough water to keep people hydrated. Postpone work tasks that are not essential. If a cooler area is available, use it for rest breaks. Schedule the most stressful tasks during the cooler parts of the day. Avoid double shifts and overtime if […]
Abbreviation for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor.
1. Postpartum depression. 2. Purified protein derivative (the PPD skin test for tuberculosis).