Medical Profile (Benefit Tips ® - © 1998)

Appropriate medical treatment in the event of an emergency can improve your quality of life. Knowledge of your medical condition can improve the appropriateness of emergency medical care.

Access to your medical history may be necessary during emergency care. The following are some of the ways that you can provide that information when it is needed most.

  • Life threatening conditions should be disclosed on a medical alert bracelet .
  • Emergency care information and a list of medication should be kept in a plastic container in your refrigerator to aid emergency care at home.
  • Emergency care information and a full medical history can be digitized on a plastic wallet card or kept by a medical information bureau.