It's the middle of the night and something is wrong with your husband. You call 911. The paramedics arrive in minutes. They have important questions you need to answer but all you want to do is hold your husband's hand and tell him (and yourself) not to be so afraid.
The paramedics want to know about any medical conditions, medications, allergies, resuscitation orders and recent surgeries. So you let go of his hand and run to the medicine chest. You give the bottles to a paramedic. And you try to remember what your husband told you about his last trip to the doctor.
You are in a nightmare, except it's real. And his life could depend on how accurately you answer the questions.
How SafelyMD works
If you take five minutes now to open a SafelyMD account and fill out the online form, you'll be able to provide the answers to those questions easily, when you aren't in the middle of a crisis. You can record information about medications, surgeries, medical conditions and allergies. You can put in as much or as little information as you want. You can upload documents too, like healthcare powers of attorney, do not resuscitate orders or medical insurance card information.
You can see how SafelyMD works in our 5-minute video here.
When the paramedics arrive, they have two easy ways to get the information. You could hand them the form you completed earlier and printed and put on the refrigerator door. Or, you could hand them the SafelyMD card with the QR code on it. Using a scanner on their smartphones or tablets, the paramedics scan the QR code and can quickly view the SafelyMD information. They'll see the form you already completed and if you put the healthcare power of attorney in the public folders, they'll have a copy of that too.
SafelyMD outside the home
That little card with the QR code is the key to important medical information that emergency medical personnel use to help decide what particular treatment option to use. If your husband has one in his wallet, then the information will be with him, along with a list of who to call in the event of a medical emergency. And you can easily update the information without having to print a new card.
Please, take advantage of this
We are offering SafelyMD as a free service until Sep 2014. If you sign up for an account before Sep, you will keep SafelyMD for free for as long as you remain a member. After Sep 2014, it will still be a great value at $9.95 a year per person. If you have multiple family members that you'd like cards for, sign up for SafelyFiled or upgrade from a single SafelyMD account to a SafelyFiled membership. You get unlimited SafelyMD cards in our premium service.
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