Medical Information in Case of an Emergency!

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Teri16
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   Posted 3/30/2005 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
 
There was another post where someone mentioned that they carried all their medical information with them in their car!
That's a great idea!! yeah
 
I, myself was asked several years ago by an emergency room tech. and an EMT to please make a copy of all the following things to make it easier for them to be able to do their jobs and help save my life.
 
Your Name
Address
Phone Number
Cell Number
Next of Kin and their Number
All Doctor's names and phone numbers
Medical Allergies
List all Surgeries
List all Diagnoses
Medications that you are currently taking, including PRN or as needed med.'s such as "Tylenol", or an inhalor that you use only occasionally.
 
I carry this with me in my purse at all times and I keep the info on my computer (saved), so I can change/or alter things as they occur.
 
I hope this helps someone else out!! yeah
 
Teri
 


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Post Edited (Teri16) : 4/6/2005 11:15:27 PM (GMT-6)


kismet
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   Posted 3/30/2005 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Terri - what a fantastic idea!!

thanks!!!!

peace and blessings;
kismet

Stardreamer
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   Posted 3/31/2005 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Me Too Miss Teri--I learned after being in the ER a few times it is much easier to already have the list of surgeries and procedures along with the list of medications you take (if you are like me there are many many) I usually would forget one or two because there are so many and with them written down the are all there! I keep it on the computer and update when necessary and then print a new one when necessary!

Teri16
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   Posted 5/17/2005 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I just thought this might be useful to any new members.

Hugs, Teri :)
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LilacGal
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   Posted 5/18/2005 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Teri!
 
Thanks good information for everyone.
 
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heartangel
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   Posted 5/18/2005 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Teri it is good like you saved on my computer for easy deleting messages and also adding new ones. I also have listed for me since I am a female last pap and mamogram too and any allergies in big RED letters so it stands out.
also now a day's also note who has accs to you your living will or advance health Care directive too.
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/13/2005 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Bringing this back up...it's a very handy way to have everything written down in one spot!

I keep a copy in my purse, on my frig and of course, my Dr.'s each have a copy! :)
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 9/14/2005 2:20 AM (GMT -7)   
This is a good idea that I need to follow!
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KristinH
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   Posted 9/14/2005 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Do any of you wear medic alert bracelets?  I have my husband keep all of his medical info in his wallet, but I worry that if something happens and he's not coherent, he won't be able to direct medical personnel to look for it.  I just ordered a bracelet for him.

Kristin


Teri16
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   Posted 9/14/2005 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kristin!
 
That is a great idea, too!  I'm supposed to have one, and since you've just reminded me, I am going to order one today!
 
Thank you!!
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
 
Here's a link on HealingWell.com that offers several items!

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Teri16
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   Posted 9/19/2005 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, true to my word, I ordered my medical alert bracelet and it came in today's mail!!  It is gorgeous - it's feminine with a pretty chain, and I got the little charm with it so it would stand out more - (if necessary). :)
 
Bunches of Hugs, Teri tongue
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