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Emergency medical conditions are those in which the immediate onset of symptoms, including severe pain, leads a prudent layperson acting reasonably to believe that immediate medical attention is needed to avoid serious impairment of organs or bodily functions or a serious threat to the health of the individual or a fetus.
Emergency medical conditions include:
Other Serious Conditions
Other serious conditions could be considered emergencies if they require immediate treatment to prevent serious complications. Examples include deep cuts, broken bones, chest pain, seizures, and suspected poisoning. Sudden onset of severe headache or abdominal pain, as well as shortness of breath, may also be considered emergencies.
Being Prepared: Emergency Information You Can Carry
Nearly one out of every three Americans visits the emergency room each year. Sometimes you might need to go to the ER for a minor cut or burn. In these cases, you can easily answer any questions the doctors may have about your medical history. But if you are seriously hurt and can’t speak for yourself, doctors need to access important health information in order to properly treat your condition. By carrying emergency medical information at all times, you can make sure your personal medical history and related information are always readily available. Doing this could even save your life.
Important Medical Information
You should complete the following medical information forms in case you have to go to the ER. These forms include vital information that can be used to effectively treat you or a loved one in an emergency. The following forms should be completed and continually updated with the most current information.
Knowing Your Loved One’s Medical Information in Case of An Emergency
By writing down the medical information of everyone in your family, you can be sure the ER doctors have the correct information for treatment. Experts recommend you have the following information up to date for each member of your family in case of an emergency: