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Old 03-03-2015, 04:39 PM   #1
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Medical History

I know this has been hashed out before but I think is a good time to bring it up again. The need for a good medical history document to be handy. This document doesn't need to have info that Great Aunt Lucy had a bad heart and took nitro. This list needs to have your personal medications (dose, strength, route) Any pertinent medical info such as allergies, and medical equipment needed, any diagnoses you have. Your Personal Doctors name and number and an emergency contact. It should also contain a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate order) if you have one any other medical directives etc...

This info can save a lot of time and agony in an emergency. It can save someones life. I suggest carrying it in your wallet or purse. Have a copy in your RV or car. Also remember what is acceptable in one state does not necessarily carry over to another such as DNR's and Comfort Care orders, as well as other medical directives.

Having served on the Fire Department for 27 years this data really speeds up the process and helps us "Load and Go'. Be safe on your travels
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Got it! Right after my first bypass and being diagnosed with Type II diabetes, using the Diabetes Associations chart, I developed a spreadsheet chart to track daily blood sugar, and pressure readings and weight. Also by a chart by specialty to note major appointments and procedures. Crazy as it sounds, I got the idea from the star in a movie I saw on TV called "Roadhouse". I also keep on spreadsheet my list of meds with dosage, times per day and renewal dates. Twice over the past 6 years, an ER doctor diagnosed my problem just by my med list alone. Any trip, I also carry legal and other important documents in a fire resistance box under the dining booth seats.
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