This Could Save Your Life!

United States
August 13, 2008 9:56pm CST
My sister sent me an email today about ICE entries in our cell phones. For those who don't know what that is, as I didn't, an ICE is an "in case of emergency" contact. Below is the content and reasoning behind this that I will let you read for yourself but this is definitely an important thing to do...It could save your life or that of a loved one at some point. ACEP Radio PSAs Urge Public To Add 'ICE' Entries To Cell Phones As It Celebrates 40 Years Of Advancing Emergency Care Washington, DC - Medical information is critical in an emergency, which is why the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is urging the public to add "ICE" entries to their cell phones. ICE stands for "in case of emergency," and Dr. Linda Lawrence, president of ACEP, said emergency physicians will look for these contacts if you arrive in the ER unconscious or unable to speak. "We see new patients every day - we don't have your medical history, we don't know your allergies," said Dr. Lawrence. And if you arrive unconscious, we will look for the ICE contacts in your cell phone, such as ICE-mom or ICE-husband. It's a simple thing that most people can do, and in a medical emergency, these contacts are essential and may save your life."
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I'm glad you posted this, it isn't brought up enough. I have had ICE numbers programmed into my cell phone for 3 years now. One is my s/o's cell phone and the other is his work phone. My home phone is also programmed in, as well as state police. I have told everyone in my family to program ICE numbers into their cell phones also. Having been a first responder it is important that emergency workers don't have to try to hunt through your wallet, purse or car to try to find a contact to get a hold of, this is much quicker.