This may save more lives than anything we have talked about in our 500 Healthcasts.
During this time of quarantine we all need something to do that is positive and protective, right?
I think one of the best things you can spend a few hours on is entering your health history into this novel app that comes with every apple phone!
This APP is accessible by emergency personnel if you are in a car wreck, or are in the ER and can’t talk, or if your significant other doesn’t know your health history to tell the people who are caring for you what health problems you have. You can list your meds and your medical problems that can mean life and death to the people caring for you. Your blood type, whether you are an organ donor and your HealthCare Advanced directive can be entered into the information.
Here is how you do it. I’ll use mine as an example.
The icon with the heart
First tap the circle at the top of the page with your initials on it
It will open the screen with your initials or picture on it and Medical Details listed below Health Profile
First the Health profile—vital info. If you don’t know then don’t fill that part in, you can update this at any time
Go back to Medical ID—set up your medical ID get started
MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Here you list medical conditions like High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, menopause, etc.
I listed things like:
- Medications and dosages
- Supplements and dosages
- My doctor’s contact information
- Blood type
- Height and weight
- Testing I have had in the past and results—eg. mammograms, Cardiac calcium score
- Previous surgeries
- Medical Directive/ Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare: As for your medical directive, if you already have one you can take pictures of the pages and file them on your phone, then indicate where they are on your phone—-and also write where they are in your house or who has them in their possession.
- If you don’t have one, then you should go to the Missouri Bar Association website MOBAR.org and search for medical directive/durable power of attorney—they are free! You have to fill out and have it notarized.
These are the things your doctor, or any ER Physician needs to care for you, and it is faster than reading your lengthy medical record.
Last, they ask for who you want to be called if you are in an accident: their contact information and their phone numbers and when an SOS call is made, they are automatically called.
The last screen! Go to the back and hit organ donation: you can register with an organ donation company—Donate Life America.
I have always lived by : Be prepared for the worst and Pray for the Best, and you will always have what you need in an emergency!
This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com.