INLAND NW ROUTES
Why would anyone carry an EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARD?
Let’s say you are miles away from your car, and you fall and get hurt.
You discuss with your hiking partners, if you can, what the best plan is to get you help, and out of the mountains.
At the hospital, you are groggy or unconscious.
The nurses and doctors have to determine what your ailments are, but need to spend precious time to figure out what pertinent information they need to know, before they treat you.
Now imagine you can’t tell them about any of your medical info.
They will, of course check your belongings, and if you are carrying the MIC, they can move faster to get you the help you need.
Vital information on this card will tell them what they need to know, instantly.
Things like blood type, allergies, medications, who to contact in case of an emergency, are vital, and can help save your life.
Please check out the form at…
There is a printable version of the MIC on the above url.
Print it out and fill in the blanks.
Make sure the details are accurate, and thorough.
I carry one in my wallet every day, two in each backpack, and have used it on several occasions.
I carry two, so one can stay with my hiking partners, if needed.
The attending nurses have praised me for being able to cut my examination time to seconds, instead of hours or days.
It’s your choice to carry the MIC card.
But I’m pretty sure your relatives will be pleased that you, even unconsciously, could help in your own treatment.
Recently, I had my ankle CT Scanned, and when asked all these questions, I just handed the nurse my MIC.
That wise, I know she is getting the correct info.
She said this card could easily save time and possibly my life, if it was a life threatening situation.
PLEASE don’t take any chances on getting the information incorrect. Just hand them your MIC.
Chic Burge David Crafton
We would like to engage our users so we have started this blog so that we can interact with you. Please do not hesitate to comment on our posts if you have questions or things to add.
BLOG ENTRY INDEX