Be Prepared for Medical Emergencies

In case of an emergency, would your friends or family know how to contact your doctor or explain to an ER nurse what medication you are taking? One crucial thing you can do this fall is to gather your important health information into an easy-to-review format such as a binder or pocket folder. Make sure to include:

• Photocopies of your insurance cards

• The name, contact information, and area of specialty of your physicians

• A detailed list of prescription information including dosages

• Immunization records

• Test results/X-rays

• Dates of surgeries and outpatient medical procedures

• Family history of disease

• Lists of known allergies and illnesses

October is Organize Your Medical Information Month. Schedule and complete this important task on your to-do list and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

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