3 Tips to Prepare You for a Medical Emergency

Posted Horizon Nursing Senior Information

Medical emergencies can happen anywhere but all to often we aren’t prepared for them. Medical professionals will need your information and you may be scared or possibly incapable of proving you medical history. The best way to ensure you’ll receive speedy and efficient care is to be prepared.

Make sure you have all of your important contacts saved in your cell phone. Saving you emergency contacts with ICE (In Case of Emergency) in front of their name will let anyone know whom they should contact for you. If your phone has a password consider changing your locked screen to display your emergency contact information.

Do you know the name of every pill you take and why you take it? If you are unsure you should ask your doctor for a print out of the information so you won’t have to think about it in an emergency. Leave a copy in your wallet and one at home.

If you are unstable on your feet then consider wearing a necklace to alert a medical service. If you don’t want to do that then you should get yourself a fanny pack and put your cell phone inside. Wear it when changing and either put it in the front or the back; however you feel most comfortable.

If you do find yourself in a hospital and in need of assistance in addition to the hospital staff Horizon Nursing Services is here to help. A member of our staff is available 24/7 to help you and your family during the transition.

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