Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, it is easy to forget even the most well-known information. That is why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household. Make sure the contact sheet is kept in a place at your home where all members can access it. It is also important to keep a copy in your car, place of work, and with you at all times. Be sure to update the information often.
Make copies for nonresident relatives, babysitters, caretakers, neighbors, teachers—anyone who has contact with you or who may be responsible for your children (or any disabled or elderly persons in your home).
In this age of technology, there are also options available for your smartphone. The ICE Standard with Smart911, The Official In Case of Emergency Standard Card App is available for most smartphone platforms. There are also other health apps available for smartphones.These are important tools that can increase the chance for survival in an emergency.
Older people or people with multiple medical problems may need a more extensive card outlining all of their doctors and medicines.
March 01, 2018
Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN,Perez, Eric, MD