Article Out Loud - Deploying With Adult Non-Prescription Medication Kits

By RICHARD (KIRK) HIGGINS, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness, August 16, 2023.

The availability of non-prescription medications may mean the difference between a successful deployment and needing to return home ahead of schedule. As such, first responders should consider non-prescription medication kits as part of their pre-deployment planning.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Richard (Kirk) Higgins

Richard (Kirk) Higgins, PA-C,has a 31-year history as a nationallycertified physician assistant(PA-C),in addition to being actively involved in disaster response and emergency management. His experience as anemergency medical technician, U.S. Coast Guardhospital corpsman, paramedic, surgical technician, pharmacy technician, and physician assistanthasserved him well in his roles as arural physician assistant, the deputy commanderof the TX-4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT),and a company commander inthe Texas State Guard (TXSG) Medical Brigade. His latest position as theemergency management coordinatorfor a small city in rural North Texas has been the most challenging and rewarding thus far. 



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