5. ICE, ICE BABY
Emergency Contacts are important in the event of a car wreck or other catastrophe, especially if you are in the unfortunate situation of being found unconscious. Many people are unaware of or have not yet stored their “I-C-E” information in their cell phone. ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency.” Unfortunately, unconscious people cannot tell anyone about the medications they are taking; some drugs can be deadly when taken with certain medications or even supplements. One of the difficulties long-faced by emergency services personnel is how to locate next of kin for (or obtain other necessary information about) a person who is unconscious, dead, or otherwise unable to respond to questions. The idea is that you input a contact in your cell phone address book under “I-C-E” and store the name and number of the person you would want to be contacted “In Case of Emergency”. In an emergent situation, ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly contact your next of kin. It’s so simple that everyone can do it. Please take this quick step to ensure you get the best medical care possible if you are hurt in a car wreck or other deadly situation. Please forward this Newsletter so that your friends and family can also benefit from the important articles we share for your safety. Drive safely.