With the improvement of technology, personal health records are easily maintained, allowing people to carry pertinent medical information on them at all times in the event medical attention is required. Some of the information that should be kept in personal health record file or system is:
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- Complete medical history
- Current medical care providers
- Health insurance information
- Personal contact information
- Travel itinerary
When traveling, your usual physician cannot travel with you, making it vital that you travel with a file of updated medical records. While you cannot plan for every scenario while traveling, you can prepare for a medical emergency by carrying your own copy of this information whenever you travel.
When traveling abroad several obstacles may stand between you and emergency response personnel. Carrying accurate medical information allows the treating medical team to better assess the situation, making it easier to diagnose a condition.
If you are injured or struck ill while traveling the air ambulance services of iLife Flight and our qualified flight crew can assist you in returning home or moving to an alternative care facility. Our flight nurses e trained to provide state-of-the-art clinical care from the comfort of our FAA-approved reclining medical beds. Call iLife Flight at (800) 538-9875 or contact us online today to discover the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can travel home safely, even following a medical emergency.