10 Responses to “How Connected Are We Really? Lessons Learned from a Medical Emergency”

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  1. I recommend using a mobile application like ICEcare (http://ICEcare.net). The ICE concept is great but you can see that most paramedics are always stressed for time trying to save a life. Law enforcement could benefit from “ICE”, but having mobile application like ICEcare provides details to facilitate informed care — including allergies, medications and health history. ICEcare is the only application that I have seen in its category that provides accessibility to information, even if your mobile phone is out of network coverage, is locked, or is totally in-operational.

  2. Yes, I have been in many emergency situations like this before. Before the advent of the mobile phones and after. Just a month ago, my father, 93, went across the street and fell and broke his hip. It was my good fortune that I am well known in my locality and we were able to organize everything quickly.

    Every piece of advise that you have given here is worth its weight in gold. We stop growing when we stop learning from our experiences.
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  3. Thank you, rummuser. I hope your father is well on the road to recovery! Luckily he was only across the street from you. My friend, Penny, was about a 30 minute drive from where she and her family live when her emergency occurred and where the hospital is.
    Linda Abbit recently posted..How Connected Are We Really Lessons Learned from a Medical Emergency

  4. Dear Jon,

    Welcome to TLeC! Thank you for bringing this wonderful and free (!) mobile application to my attention! It looks well designed and is a great invention. Does it work on both android smartphones and iPhones?
    Linda Abbit recently posted..How Connected Are We Really Lessons Learned from a Medical Emergency

  5. We have all these different technologies around us and we tend not to use them to their full advantage.

  6. Hi Erjon,

    Welcome to TLeC! It’s hard to keep up with how fast technology changes, let alone use all the features each platform offers (for example, cell phones, cameras, not to mention computers and software). It can be a full time job just keeping up with technology. 🙂 Thanks for adding to the discussion here.
    Linda Abbit recently posted..How Connected Are We Really Lessons Learned from a Medical Emergency

  7. Thank you for a very interesting article with so many great tips and good food for thought! Two thoughts about the home phone. #1 I agree that having a landline and cell phone is wise. Both for security when making financial calls and in case one goes down, the other is still up.
    #2 Many homes with landlines have voicemail instead of physical answering machines. You can leave a message, but no one can hear it until they actually access the message. Thanks again for a very interesting article that I’ll be bookmarking.
    Kaye Swain recently posted..Boomer and Senior News for the Sandwich Generation- Plenty of Valentine Blog Party Fun for Busy Caregivers

  8. Hi Kaye,

    Welcome to TLeC! Thanks for raising these additional points. I agree about not using a cell for any calls re finances. And I didn’t think about the other type of answering service — even though my husband has one on his home office phone! Thanks for bring it to our attention!
    Linda Abbit recently posted..How Connected Are We Really Lessons Learned from a Medical Emergency

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