KeithH Posted August 25, 2008 Share Posted August 25, 2008 Hi all I think this information would help many, read enjoy & pass to others I'll return with other Advise & Tips Soon Keith Henman Stroke Survivor ICE – DO IT! ICE (In Case of Emergency) is a simple idea to help save lives using your mobile telephone. It was first proposed over a year ago by a “British Paramedic,” after a survey revealed that 75% of people didn’t carry any emergency contact information, but 85% carried a mobile telephone. “Bob Brotchie,” a clinical team leader for the “East Anglian NHS Trust” hatched the plan after struggling to get contact details from a shocked injured patient. Bob, who has been a paramedic for 13 years, said. “I was reflecting on some of the calls I’ve attended at the roadside where I had to look through mobile phone contacts struggling for information on a shocked or injured person.” “It’s difficult to know who to call. Someone might have ‘MUM’ in their phone book, but that doesn’t mean they’d want them to be contacted in an emergency.” “Almost everyone carries a mobile phone now, and with “ICE” we’d know immediately who to contact and what number to ring. The person may even know of their medical history.” The idea has gathered momentum in the UK after the London bombings, and has also spread to Europe and the United States. All you have to do is add an entry to the phone book of your mobile using the acronym “ICE” followed by the name of your emergency contact and their telephone number. If you want to add several “ICE” contacts, either use their names after the “ICE” acronym, or simply add them to your phone book as “ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc” Should your preferred “ICE” contact be deaf, prefix the number with “ICETEXT” instead of “ICE” Once you’ve saved the details in your phone, don’t forget to tell your “ICE” contact that you’ve nominated them! Bob hopes that all emergency services will promote “ICE” in their area as a part of a national awareness campaign to highlight the importance of carrying next of kin details at all times. He said the idea was for the benefit of loved ones as well as the patient “Research suggests people recover quicker from the psychological effects of their loved ones being hurt if they are involved at an earlier stage and they can reach them quickly.” Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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