The other day at work, an Employee passed out on the floor.
No, not diabetes, not any known condition. They had been treaded for a bad spider bite, and apparently had a reaction to the meds they were given in the urgent care. Other than falling on the slate floor and some bruising, they’ll be OK.
This got me to thinking though, I am a Cheapskate. I used to belong to Medic-Alert and so on, but remembering to update ever-changing meds can get away from me. So, I had the bright idea of printing up “Business cards” One side having my name, 4 contact numbers and on the other side is a current list of my medications, allergies/blood type. I figure enough is there for EMS if they find and need this info.
Whenever I see the local EMS at the Starbucks or Coffee Bean, I show them my card and they all totally LOVE the cards. They did remind me to park my blood type and any known med allergies on them, so I did. (Ooooops) I also left a couple for my file at work and with my boss.
So, I’d forgotten to update my meds in about 2 years!
Luckily, I actually haven’t changed much. Only a slight reduction in the Synthroid, by a measly 25 mcg. The other change is the addition of a CGMS devise to my Pump and a slight decrease in TDD insulin.
So, I’m wondering if anyone else uses cards, USB drives, or remote services like Medic-Alert et al to keep their info on for the ‘Just in Case’ times of accident or natural disasters? What do you use, and why if you don’t mind me asking… Just feeling out other methodologies of keeping our needs ‘out there’ when and if needed.