Tom Galli Posted August 3, 2020 Share Posted August 3, 2020 During a Lungevity's survivors zoom meet-up we discussed how best to make personal medical history available if one is incapacitated and family members are not present. One can purchase bracelets that warn of specific medical conditions and allergies, but we lung cancer survivors often have complex medical conditions and side-effects that can complicate diagnosis and treatment by emergency medicine professionals. A survivor mentioned the Health App found on an iPhone, and sure enough, one was hanging out on my phone completely devoid of any information. No longer, now it contains my complete medical history, and I've set it so emergency medical personnel can access this information right from the lock screen without entering my password or using biometrics to unlock my phone. Here is what I put on my phone: My entire lung cancer treatment history, dates of treatments, drugs used, types and areas of radiation administered Other chronic medical conditions: sleep apnea, Sjorgren's Syndrome and the like. My surgical history, types of surgeries, and dates Chronic pain conditions and locations Hard IV stick Intubation requires a small endotracheal tube Medication allergies Prescription Medication taken by type of medication and dose Blood Type Height, weight Two emergency contacts, by name and phone number Other models of cell phone have similar capability. Use this technology feature. It may save your life. Stay the course. Tom Lisa Haines, LexieCat, Rower Michelle and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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