This is a must read and a MUST do for everyone.
This is a service that allows you to enter personal information in case the emergency officials need to get to you after an emergency they have everything they need to better assist you.
Here is the creator of the site’s story:
I almost died just before last Christmas, surviving in part because I had a form ready for 911 with all the info they needed. More than a list of my meds, it has dosages, my medical history, allergies to any meds or their components, supplements, insurance, my doctor contacts, & more.
Friends have asked for my form so I created My Emergency Facts which includes regular email reminders to update your info. You don’t want to give an outdated form to 911!
What are you waiting for??
Click here to get started
Here is the FULL article:
WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS
“Leave it to me to turn almost dying into a business” says Andrew Mallon, 66, of San Diego.
Mallon, who has been on chemotherapy every three weeks since 2008, found himself calling 911 just before Christmas 2014 as he struggled to breathe. His last spurt of energy was used to unlockthe front door of his home. When EMS arrived, he waved to them from his bed as he held up a piece of paper. On it he had printed his medical history, current meds, doctor contacts and evenhealth insurance. “That saved us about ten minutes” said the 911 supervisor as they loaded Mallon into the ambulance.
Mallon had been in another emergency room just the month before. “That was for a case of acute GERD, acid reflux, also brought on by the chemo. I hadn’t slept or eaten in almost a month. I noted the questions the EMS staff was asking and afterward created the My Emergency Factsform and service should that ever happen again. I never dreamed for me it would be just three weeks later.” Until then, Mallon never had GERD or any serious medical problems from the chemo other than the usual fatigue.
The cardiologist at Palomar Medical Center, affiliated with the Mayo Clinic, said Mallon’s form helped him too. He quickly realized that one of the drugs he uses during angioplasty would conflict with one of Mallon’s chemo drugs. Because of that form, he immediately located the name and contact information for Mallon’s oncologist.
“I see My Emergency Facts as essential before all our medical records eventually go digital. The plan then is they enter your social security number and all your current medical and personal contact information appears. Until that happens some day, it is our responsibility to be prepared. Imagine the patient is unconscious and can’t even give 911 their form. Shouldn’t close family and friends have a copy?”
Keeping your form current
He realized you must keep your form current with any changes in meds, medical condition, contacts, etc. Periodic email reminders to update your form are sent to My Emergency Factssubscribers, which charges $5/year for an individual; $10/year for a family.
You receive the blank My Emergency Facts form as an interactive PDF that resides on your own PC. This gives you full privacy and control over it. Handwriting data changes over time and crossing out obsolete facts would create a harder to read form. The interactive PDF format helps the information you enter prints out legibly and is current for EMS when they read it.
For details visit myemergencyfacts.com/.