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Be prepared for a medical emergency

Posted Dec 23rd, 2013 in News

Personal Emergency Information Card Help Us Help You Wallet Card - Black and White Version Help Us Help You Wallet Card - Colour Version

Personal Emergency Information CardFilling out a Personal Emergency Information Card and carrying it with you will help you be prepared in the event of a health emergency. This card can be printed and folded to fit in a wallet.

Personal information is critical in a health emergency, especially when people cannot speak for themselves. Filling out a Personal Emergency Information Card will help emergency responders and hospital personnel to ensure a patient’s treatment is appropriate and respects their wishes. It is important for people to ensure family members and caregivers know where they keep their card and that the content is updated if the information changes.

Our public education campaign, Minutes Count, can also help the public be prepared in a medical emergency. NHS developed this campaign, in partnership with Niagara Emergency Medical Services, to raise awareness about the importance of making the right choice to access the right care when they need emergency medical care. Check minutescount.ca for information about emergency and urgent care services available in Niagara.

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