Even as a nurse, I must admit, I sometimes struggle to keep all the specific and critical health information for everyone in my family organized, accessible and up to date. We all lead busy lives; many are very engaged with young active families, have their own health problems or have aging parents and/or extended family to care for.
Now, imagine an emergency medical situation involving someone you love and the resultant stress that situation would cause. Now also imagine, that as a parent/spouse/adult child, you may be called upon to supply pertinent medical information. Would you be able to accurately supply such information as: a comprehensive medical history; if the person involved is presently on any medication as well as why, at what dose, and how often it is taken; and if there are any medication allergies.
Scenerio number 2 – What if you were alone, unable to respond and needed emergency assistance? It would be so critical to have your medical history, current medications and allergies, as well as emergency contact numbers tucked into your wallet.
Emergency Profile is an innovative way to gather all of that vital information and keep it current and close at hand.
What is Emergency Profile?
Sign up is free and Emergency Profile, in partnership with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation®, is a secure online profile that allows individuals to organize all their medical information in one convenient place.
This medical information is accessible anytime and appeals to everyone, especially people with health conditions, allergies and even parents who want more peace of mind when their children travel alone.
Not only is it possible to create an online Emergency Profile that can be accessible anytime, there’s the option to print out a wallet card to carry on the go.
Emergency Profile is an integrated feature of TELUS health space®, a secure online data repository certified by Canada Health Infoway, and powered by Microsoft® HealthVault®.
TELUS Health has had a long‐standing relationship with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation®, as an industry partner since the launch of TELUS health space®. Now, TELUS has expanded the partnership with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation®, the leader in emergency medical information services, to launch Emergency Profile.
Who can use Emergency Profile?
Emergency Profile makes it easy to access and share important health information. For example, it’s possible to share Emergency Profile information electronically or in print to baby sitters, day care workers, teachers, family members, etc. Having an Emergency Profile is beneficial for adults especially when travelling abroad or business travelling.
How do I sign up?
Individuals can create their free Emergency Profile in a few easy steps. I tried it out and created my own profile. I found the form to be very user friendly with many drop down options and very easy to navigate.
Individuals can create their free Emergency Profile in a few easy steps:
1. Visit www.emergencyprofile.com
2. Click on “Get started”
3. Enter basic information
4. Enter health information and emergency contacts
5. Save information
6. View, print and share information
It’s that easy! When you’re done you will get:
- An emergency profile that lists your medications, allergies, conditions and more
- A wallet card that provides your important health information at a glance
- An emergency profile sheet that can be printed
- A secure TELUS health space account where you can store, organize and share your health information
If you want to keep the critical health information for everyone in your family organized, accessible and up to date log in to TELUS health space®.