Keeping our own health inventory up-to-date can easily be dismissed with the craziness of everyday life. Are you one who makes your loved ones health and safety a priority, while often putitng your own well-being on the back burner?
Begin 2017 by ensuring you receive exceptional treatment and care in the event of an emergency. Pertinent information including a list of current medications with proper dosages, dates of major surgeries, medically implanted devices, emergency contacts, and advance directives should be made known to first responders immediately during an emergency.
Take Ownership of Your Own Personal Health Record
Keeping your electronic personal health record updated and accessible at your fingertips with your mobile device has become easier with today's technology.
As a MedicAlert customer, your critical health information and medical history is securely stored in your personal online web account. All MedicAlert service plans afford you the ability to access your health information and make updates anytime online with your laptop, cell phone or tablet.
Emergencies occur at the most unexpected times. Give yourself and your loved ones the peace of mind in knowing you will be protected 24/7. If unresponsive during an emergency, first responders and other medical professionals can have immediate access to your pertinent health information stored in your MedicAlert personal health record.
What Information Should Be Stored in Your MedicAlert Emergency Health Record
Keeping your health record updated with any pertinent medical information is critical should an emergency occur. The term “more is more” should be applied when both creating and managing your electronic personal health record. Start with incorporating the following:
●Your primary care doctor’s name and phone number
●Emergency contact names and phone numbers
●Food and medication allergies
●List of medications, including dosages
●Past surgical history
●Medical devices (pacemaker)
●Chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure