Each year, thousands suffer from complications or even death because of no information were not immediately available especially during an emergency.
Let’s face it: There will come a time when you will need immediate medical care. When that time comes, if loved ones are not near and you’re unable to communicate,
how will those coming to your aid know who your emergency contacts are or what medical conditions or allergies you have? How about your medications? And, who is your primary care physician? How will they know? What if you’re allergic to penicillin and the paramedics, not knowing your medical details, give you a penicillin shot? What if your son has a severe allergic reaction to bee stings and is found by his friends with intense swelling and having trouble breathing? How will they know what to do in this critical life or death situation?
These are just a few situations that people will find themselves in. And, because getting the proper medical treatment is so timely, you need a simple but powerful tool that will instantly supply the necessary information to anyone giving aid.
This is exactly why a Personal Emergency Profile is so important!
In an article published by the New York Times titled, The Ups and Downs of Electronic Medical Records, author Milt Freudenheim reports that doctors are complaining about electronic medical records systems being time consuming, hard to use and very slow. There have even been reports of records getting mixed up, causing confusion and costly, dangerous mistakes. These systems even experience crashes that render patient records, inaccessible.
Worse, vital medical information is not available to first-responders in situations such as car accidents, fires, in-home or school playground emergencies, etc. There’s no way to know what a person’s medical conditions are at a time when that critical information is most needed, UNTIL NOW…