Solution

The solution to this dilema is so obvious that I can’t believe I missed it.

Carrying an ICE card is a prudent thing to do.  However, I am constantly misplacing mine because I remove it from my wallet.  It often ends up in a pants pocket or on my dresser, where it is useless in an away-from-home emergency.

TWO!  How obvious is that?!  One to remain at all times in my wallet, a copy to shove in my pockets when I don’t want my whole purse.  It folds up to the size of two credit-cards, and I have a clear-plastic cover for it.  Here is a sample:

Medical Information
for
Name
Address
Phone (home)
Alt Phone (cell)

dob ##/##/##                     height: #’#”                       weight ###

Allergies
(this part is in red)

 

                                      Medical Conditions
List in paragraph form

Doctors

Dr. (name), ____ Family Physicians
Phone
Address

Dr. (name), Rheumatologist
Phone
Address

Dr. (name), Dentist
Phone
Address 

 Insurance Information

Company
Policy holder
Group #, phone, etc.

                                    Emergency Contacts

Husband:  (name, home/work phone numbers)
Minor children at home: (names)

If the above are unavailable:
   (alternate contacts/cell#, including which has alt POA)

 

Current Medications

 

Medication

Dose

Frequency

Purpose

Prescription

hydroxychloroquine
(plaquenil)
200 mg

bid

arthritis
piroxicam
(feldene)
20 mg

qd

sulfasalazine
(azulfadine)

1 g

tid

diclofenac sodium 3% Topical Gel

 

bid

verapamil ER
(Calan SR)

300mg

qd

migraines
rizatriptan benzoate
(Maxalt)

5 mg

prn

OTC

omeprazole OTC
(Prilosec)
20 mg

qD

counter above
vitamins once daily
calcium once daily

cortisone injections  (dates)
Prior hospitalization/surgeries:  (list)

There is also supposed to be a way to enter some of this information into my cell phone.  My hesitation to that is that if I’m having trouble figuring out how to enter it, will it be available to an emergency worker who needs to access the info?

Here’s hoping the info is never needed.
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