No one wants to be involved in an accident. If you are involved in an accident, it is best to let emergency personnel know of any preexisting conditions before they treat you. Often, this is difficult to do, especially if the accident has incapacitated you. It is possible to inform them in other ways.
One way to inform emergency personnel about allergies to medication, epilepsy, or other conditions that might proscribe treatment is to wear a medical bracelet detailing the problem. Many people carry their medical information with them in their wallet or attached to medical alert jewelry.
It is now possible to carry emergency alert equipment to call emergency providers with medical alarm systems. Services used primarily by seniors with chronic conditions can also protect younger people with preexisting conditions. These services have computer databases detailing a client’s medical history for emergency responders.
Other important information can be carried on one’s person. Many companies sell key chains or bracelets that identify a carrier’s blood type.
Medical professionals are usually required to carry malpractice insurance. They may still be leery of harming a person and can err on the side of caution. By providing them with as much information as possible, you are ensuring they can do as much as possible to save your health and life.
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