When an emergency happens, whether it’s a heart attack or a car accident, it’s critical that medical service providers have access to health information for anyone who needs assistance.
The primary role of medical information is to provide information to enquiries made by paramedics and healthcare professionals
It’s not only for the on-scene help. Once the paramedics get the patient to the hospital, the variety of medications and procedure history available makes it vitally important for the treatment team to know as much as possible about the patient. Make the information easy for the paramedics to relay to the hospital.
While you can’t predict when an emergency may happen, you can be prepared. Make sure that key health information is up to date, accurate and handy.
If you have children, it is important to handle their emergency health information similarly. You may not be available to provide needed information in an emergency.