WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS
I recommend to read this real story and thing about your life and about your family life.
Mallon, who has been on chemotherapy every three weeks since 2008, found himself calling 911 just before Christmas 2014 as he struggled to breathe. His last spurt of energy was used to unlock the front door of his home. When EMS arrived, he waved to them from his bed as he held up a piece of paper. On it he had printed his medical history, current meds, doctor contacts and even health insurance. “That saved us about ten minutes” said the 911 supervisor as they loaded Mallon into the ambulance.
The cardiologist at Palomar Medical Center, affiliated with the Mayo Clinic, said Mallon’s form helped him too. He quickly realized that one of the drugs he uses during angioplasty would conflict with one of Mallon’s chemo drugs. Because of that form, he immediately located the name and contact information for Mallon’s oncologist.
“I see My Emergency Facts as essential before all our medical records eventually go digital. The plan then is they enter your social security number and all your current medical and personal contact information appears. Until that happens some day, it is our responsibility to be prepared. Imagine the patient is unconscious and can’t even give 911 their form. Shouldn’t close family and friends have a copy?”
Keeping your form current
He realized you must keep your form current with any changes in meds, medical condition, contacts, etc. Periodic email reminders to update your form are sent to My Emergency Facts subscribers, which charges $5/year for an individual; $10/year for a family.
You receive the blank My Emergency Facts form as an interactive PDF that resides on your own PC. This gives you full privacy and control over it. Handwriting data changes over time and crossing out obsolete facts would create a harder to read form. The interactive PDF format helps the information you enter prints out legibly and is current for EMS when they read it.
Available for now in the USA only. For details visit myemergencyfacts.com
In 1976 he joined his father's business as an independent advertising space sales representative. Their clients included the major independent magazine for the owners and partners in public accounting firms as well as the official magazine of the Credit Union National Association.
In 1983 he was elected president of the National Association of Publishers' Representatives.
In 1992 he launched Credit Union Technology magazine, the first publication for their senior management with case studies on credit unions using emerging products such as imaging systems for checks, the Internet, phone-based member service and more. His authors included credit union officials and their regulators.