Medical Emergency Checklists
If 911 is called on behalf of your child, where will they be taken?
Do you know:
- Where the nearest Trauma Level 1 Medical Center is located?
- What circumstances dictate transport to this highest level of care?
- How you will be notified if your child is involved in an medical emergency on campus? Off campus?
- What medical rights you have if your child is over 18?
- About the quality of the campus medical center? (read reviews online)
- Your child’s roommate/parent contact info?
- Who to call on campus in case of emergency?
Once you turn 18, you have the rights & responsibilities of an adult in your medical care. Things to consider:
- Did you sign a HIPAA release providing a family member rights to access medical records in the event that you need help with your medical care?
- Did you consider executing a Medical Power of Attorney?
- Do you carry in your wallet an ID, Medical or Medical Alert Card which includes emergency contacts in case you lose your phone?
Use the iPhone Health app: Settings–>Health–>Medical ID
- Is your Medical ID up-to-date and set to allow access by first responders?
- Are your emergency contacts established? They are automatically contacted with your location if 911 is called from your phone.
- If a friend needs urgent care, call 911 from their phone.