Do any of you have this overwhelming fear that you will get in an accident, pass out, or just need immediate medical attention and no one can figure out who to call, your blood type, medications you are allergic to, or even your name! That might seem a bit dramatic but if you leave the house without your wallet, that could take some serious time to work out!!
Maybe its all of the medical shows or just having a best friend who is a Nurse but either way, its a serious fear that everyone should think about.
Apple has added a new, free addition to their Health App, (you know the app no one ever touches), that will save lives and time when trying to provide quick and efficient care. The new section called Medical ID, will enable first responders to have access to important cliff notes of your medical history at the click of a button.
Located at bottom left after you click emergency on the lock screen Medical ID enables you to add your picture, emergency contacts, blood type, current medications (birth control counts ladies), current medical issues, allergies, organ donor status, weight and height.
It takes 3 seconds to fill out and can actually save your life.
Every single nursing student I follow on social media is sharing this new addition EVERYWHERE. So please take a minute of your day to set this up, it will save time for your medical team, and may just save your life.