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