SAFETY TIP: CREATE AN ICE CONTACT

SAFETY TIP: CREATE AN ICE CONTACT

Most very young children can navigate a cell phone. Why not teach your young children how to look up your “ICE” contact if there is a problem?

ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency.” Medical personnel are increasingly aware of ICE contacts and will look in a person’s cell phone in hopes of finding emergency contacts that may be able to provide critical medical information when a patient arrives unconscious or unable to answer questions.

Here are the 3 simple steps:

  1. Create a new contact in your cell phone.
  2. Label the name “ICE” followed by who will be contacted (examples: your husband-Mike, you-Mom, etc.)
  3. Make sure the listed person can answer the critical questions (medical history and medications taking).

Do the same thing for everyone in your family who has a phone, and spread the word. Who knows, it may save your life one day.

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I'm a pediatrician and a mom. PediatricAnswers.com is my blog where parents can get the straight scoop on their child's health, largely based on my experience in the office and at home. I don't diagnose on the site, so please don't ask. These are just my opinions. Use this site as a resource. And trust your parent gut.

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