Friday, December 30, 2011

In Case of an Emergency **ICE

I have seen this on quite a few forums regarding scootering and motorcycling, I think it actually makes sense. It has been suggested that you program I.C.E (In Case of Emergency) into your cell phone. I have done this and have ICE1 which is my husband's cell number, ICE2 is my dad and both include My full name & address, contact info, drug allergies, current medications with dosage, blood type, health care number & GP's name. I have always carried this information on slip attached to my scooter insurance and there is one in my jacket pocket as well. It is really hard for emergency personnel to help you if they don't know who you are and this makes it easier for them to pull up your electronic medical records. So have you ICE'd yet? Tell me what you think of using this? Would you do it?

Here is a website that makes cool ID/Info bracelets roadid.com. Check it out. If you are a runner or rider or do anything where there is potential to need help this might be worth your while to consider.

12 comments:

Kemi said...

I don't ride, but I think this idea is brilliant.

SonjaM said...

I got to wear a chip card (looks like a military dog tag) containing my personal information, contacts, allergies, blood type etc. when traveling on company business. I also carry it when on bike trips, but also have a piece of paper in my wallet with crucial information.

Dar said...

Kemi ~ My dear friend good to see you around in the blogosphere!!!!!! Mwah! I was tweeting with another twitter-diva and they carry them when they are out running or bicycling anything.

Sonja - The chip card idea is cool, but it makes me wonder how many BC hospitals are equipped to read the chips and/or other countries. Working in the medical field here I can say we just aren't that far a long yet in the E-record/E-chip technology.

Take a look at these bracelets roadid.com they are pretty sweet looking.

SonjaM said...

Oh well, the company makes us wear those because in case of being fried to unrecognizable condition at a work site, the chip would still work...

I like the bracelets so much better. I guess I will get one. Thanks for the tip!

Trobairitz said...

We have ICE programmed into our phones. I don't carry additional info on my person but I probably should.

One thing I do is have a whistle on a carabiner on one of my front vent zipper pulls on my riding jacket. If I happen to go off the road where no one can see me I should always be able to reach my whistle to call attention to my location. Hopefully it will never be needed.

Dar said...

Sonja - the thought of being fried beyond recognition is a terrifying thought.

Trobairitz - I never thought about a whistle, excellent idea! Do you have just contact info or have you put in basic medical data?

David Masse said...

Dar, it's funny how these things come up. My nephew mentioned ICE during dinner last night. Be has a friend who is a paramedic and he says they are trained to look in cell phones and PDAs for ICE entries.

Dar said...

I think this is a good thing, easy to do and there in case you need it.

Robert Wilson said...

Interestingly enough, my phone has a programmable area already set up for ICE info. Including medical information if needed.

Yes, I programmed that information all in. I did it long before I started to ride.

Dar said...

Robert - Its good to have all the info handy. I used to just carry a couple of identical pieces of paper one in with the insurance the other with in my coat pocket with my wallet.

Sadie Swanson said...

I live in Sask, so I carry Sask Health Info which also has contact info inside my jacket with my insurance. I should get a tag with blood type info, but I don't actually know it haha..!

Dar said...

Sadie - Thanks for stopping by! I love your name by the way, I've always thought Sadie sounded so chic and cool! I think if you give they tell you what type you have. It is always good to keep contact info handy. What type of bike do your ride? It looks pretty nice!