I live and work in the Last Frontier(Alaska). I love it!!!!...BUT...The people that come up on vacation drive me nutz....They forget their meds, past medical hx, why they take what medication, ect, ect. Then they get angry with us because we cannot "access that information on the computer" even though they are from....whatever state they are from. Why do these usually intelligent individuals leave their brains at home?[S]ummm...think[/S] Carry a list of meds, past hx,ect. with you when you travel, it makes perfect sense...At least to me...Not all the travelers are like that...But a surprising number "forget".:trout: We get a LOT of tourist in for simple things like fish hook removal
(wear safety glasses and a hat) but we frequently get MIs and CVAs along with MVCs du jour. WE NEED TO KNOW YOUR MEDS AND HX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not psycic(psyco maybe) and do not know you...
Just out of curiosity....Is Alaska the only place this happens?
Jul 18, '07
I have a extensive medical history and have long carried a health history with me. I included all current diagnosis's, current medicines (including dosages and times normally taken) and the prescribing doc, hospitalization dates, the reason for hospital visit, previous surgeries, my allergies and my last immunization dates. I also included my emergency contact list and who may receive information about my medical condition. I also included a list of all my health care providers and how to contact them. Lastly, I included my code status and my wishes to be an organ donor.
I try to keep my list as up to date as possible. If something happens to me, I don't worry that my DH will have to remember everything in my vast history for my emergency caregivers. He only has to remember where to find the list.
Last edit by nurturing_angel on Jul 18, '07