Who are they going to call? – Ghostbusters?
Do you have enough emergency information in your wallet or car?
You’ve tripped, bouncing your head on the pavement, You’ve been in a car accident, hitting your head on the glass on the door, You’ve fallen off or you’ve been knocked off any number of things. In any case, you’re dazed, disoriented, unconscious or worse. When the police, emergency workers or passerby look through your wallet or purse to learn who you are and find any information about you and who to call, on your behalf, what will they find? What is your blood type? What medications do you take and what are you allergic to? Where do you live and where might your friends or family be, if you are on vacation?
For 99% of everyone, they won’t find much and certainly not enough information to help you very much or very quickly.
The medics and hospital staff have to do extra tests and wait for permissions from family if and when they can be tracked down. Oh, and your car has been stolen & the police officer is asking what is on your license plate. Your answer is…?
Dave Savage, author and speaker on sharing family stories & enhancing end of life experiences, for families has been sharing his wallet size emergency information sheet for many several years. He encourages you make one for all of your family members to keep with them in your wallet and in their vehicle. And to give to everyone on your emergency team of family and friends. His is 3” wide and 9” long.
His sheet includes: his picture, address, family at the house, medications, blood type, and medical team contact info, list of contacts of family and friends who will provide fast help and needed information to help him and his family in an emergency, vehicle ID and vehicle insurance information.
Where would the emergency people find needed information about your children or grandchildren who are with you?
See Dave’s role model list on his personal website DaveSavage.com