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Your Emergency Grab and Go File

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

April 2008 Good Housekeeping page 185. In an article entitled Crisis in the ER, there were some very interesting statistics...and some good advice like this "Time Saver".

"Your Emergency Grab-and-Go File
Having your medical information with you will speed things in the ER. But you may be distracted as you head out or unable to gather it all. So in advance, create a file for each member of the family that includes:
* A short medical history, including past surgeries or major problems
*Current medical conditions
*Doctors and the phone numbers
*Allergies (especially drugs, latex)
*Insurance information
If an emergency strikes before you've prepared a file, grab the patients medicine bottles (if any) and insurance info. It's alos crucial to give signed medical consent forms for your kids to babysitters or anyone who might need to bring the kids to the hospital, says ACEP president Linda Lawrence, M.D."

Print out a medical-history form for each family member at


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KIM--POSSIBLE 7/15/2013 10:25AM

    Thanks for sharing this! We never think of these things until we need them and can't remember everything/ don't have time to pull it all together!

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CLAUDEM1 7/5/2013 10:34PM

    Good, practical advice.

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CELEST 7/4/2013 12:18PM

    Don't know how I missed this one....good list which I will show to my mother for her go bag.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/4/2013 12:00AM

    Great idea, I need to do this. Can you e-mail this to me, I'm having copy and paste problems lately.

Comment edited on: 7/4/2013 12:01:51 AM

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TATTER3 7/3/2013 11:09PM

    Good idea!

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MERRYMARY42 7/3/2013 9:56PM

    all great ideas, I will copy it and do it, Thanks for the info

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JACKIE542 7/3/2013 8:40PM

    These are all great things to do. emoticon

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IS1GAR 7/3/2013 6:34PM

    What a great advice, thank you for sharing.....I'm in great health now but the years are mounting and you never know.

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ZZYYGGY3 7/3/2013 6:24PM

    good advice.

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