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Medical ID Card
Why carry a Medical ID Card?
In an emergency situation, you may be unconscious, in shock or otherwise unable to share vital information about your health. A Medical ID Card can help paramedics and health care providers by providing them with important information about your health and letting them know who to contact on your behalf.
Who can benefit from a Medical ID Card?
In the event of an emergency, almost everyone can benefit from a Medical ID Card. You might consider carrying one if you: are disabled or have a medical condition that requires use of medical equipment take medication on a regular basis have a drug or other serious allergy participate in sports activities drive or ride in any type of motor vehicle, travel do not speak or understand English; or live alone.
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
What is a POLST?
POLST is a physician’s order that specifies the types of treatments that a patient wishes to receive towards the end of life. Completing a POLST form encourages communication between healthcare providers and patients, enabling patients to make more informed decisions. The POLST form documents those decisions in a clear manner and can be quickly understood by all providers, including first responders and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. As a result, the patient’s wishes can be honored across all settings of care.
For more information about POLST, visit https://kokuamau.org.