I would like to remind followers of the forums here that EMRT will again have two locations to help take care of your medical needs.
1) Primary EMRT HQ is in the Hyatt in the Dulles room on the check in level of the hotel. This room is accessible 24 hours a day through the whole convention.
2) Auxiliary (ConCenter) EMRT / First Aid booth will be in the main hall just inside the entrance to the main exhibit hall, between the Artists Alley and the Dealers room. This booth will be open all hours that the convention hall is open, including during registration hours. If you cannot access because of IRT watching the doors here, please have IRT or another staffer make contact with us via radio. Both sites will have first aid and EMT's on location.
A reminder for what to pack in your bags before con.
ANY AND ALL MEDS that you are required to take. EMRT is not authorized to distribute medications to con attendees and staff members alike. So please be sure to have your prescription medications and any additional medications you may require including pain killers like aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and antacids like Tums, etc. There is a convenience store within the hotel property and may have a few OTC drugs available, depending on the stock and how many other attendees forget. There are also local grocery and drug stores within a quick drive away that sell these meds, and a gas stations nearby. Please check and double check that you have your required meds.
Also for our female attendees. It is probably a good idea to pack up on feminine products if you are near your cycle. You never know.
Remember to drink lots of water, eat food when you should and be careful on the energy drinks. The ACen 2013 guidebook available via your smartphone has a schedule on it and they even include reminders to eat in your schedule. Remember to sleep, also. Yes, this is the primary purpose of your hotel room. Not for room parties but for sleeping, get your daily requirement of rest and you will have an awesome con.
WASH YOUR HANDS. You will be seeing a lot of people and its one of the easiest and simple ways of preventing "Con Plague". It may not totally prevent it, but it will significantly reduce your chances of getting sick post con.
Adults (and I know underagers do this too), watch your alcohol consumption. This along with extracurricular drugs greatly increase your chances of being tended to by us. We do care about our attendees and enjoy seeing you guys have a good time, but will not hesitate to have the expensive cab (ambulance) ride to the hospital because your OD'd yourself into unconsciousness. Enjoy the con, don't ruin it for yourself. Us medics do appreciate doing business with you, but I personally wouldn't want to pay for a trip to the hospital for something I simply could have prevented by being careful with what I drink and not taking any drugs.
Ok, stepping off my soap box.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable convention this year, and take care of yourself, you'll enjoy it even more. Remember we are in both locations to help you.
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EMRT at con 2013
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