What do you think the first response of an emergency team is during an accident? We all know they try to save and administer aid, but they also try to identify the person. Would someone be able to identify you and locate your next of kin in the case of an emergency? Practically everyone carries cell phones now days. But how many of us have the pertinent information on them however? If you were in an accident or got sick traveling, would you be able to leave a trail to contact your next of kin? Would medical personnel have the necessary information to treat you without the worry of your possibly having allergic reactions to some type of treatment. If not, it’s time to get connected and ICE your cell phone now. ICE is simply a list of contacts that alert medical and emergency personnel that these are your “In Case of Emergency Contacts.” This information entered into your cell phone can save your life and can save a lot of time in treating you in case of an emergency.
ICE entered on your cell phone can be a lifesaver, especially if you are being treated for a serious illness. If you travel a lot on business, and got ill or in a serious accident in another state or another country, would authorities and medical personnel have enough information to treat you? It is up to you as an individual to take the necessary steps to ensure you are cared for properly. This includes having the right information readily available.
Do yourself and your family a favor by taking the time to enter emergency information in your cell phone that could possibly save your life. To begin with, set up your ICE category as an acronym and then spell out “In Case Of Emergency.” If you are diabetic, or are a heart patient, or are being treated for some other serious condition, enter this in your ICE category. Then add your personal physicians’ name and phone number. If you are taking any medication on a regular basis, enter this information as well. Knowing the medication you have taken or are presently taking is extremely valuable to medical personnel. If you are allergic to any medication or any foods enter this information under the ICE category as well. Next set up your ICE contacts and next of kin starting with the closest. If you know that one person is easiest to reach as opposed to another, possibly someone who might also travel with his or her job, indicated who to contact first. Time is of the essence when there is an emergency. List the individuals by first and last name and indicate which phone contact to call first. Indicate which number is a home, cell, or business contact. If you live in a state away from family, designate a local ICE contact and ensure the person is aware they are your “in care of emergency contact.” Provide your local contact with your family emergency contacts to ensure they can be reached as well.
We all take the time to download music, wallpaper background, and games. Take the time to save your own life and ICE your cell phone today. This way, if needed your just “in case of emergency contacts,” will be readily accessible for those that can help you in a medical emergency.