In an emergency, it's easy to forget even the most well-known information. That is why it's crucial for you to complete information such as in the form below for each member of your household. Make sure the contact sheet is kept in a place at your home where all members can access it. It's also important to keep a copy in your car, place of work, and with you at all times. Update the information often.
Make copies for nonresident relatives, babysitters, caretakers, neighbors, teachers—anyone who has contact with you or who may be responsible for your children (or any disabled or older adult persons in your home).
In this age of technology, there are also options available for your smartphone. Several apps can be downloaded for free, such as the ICE Medical Standard and the American Red Cross' "Emergency: Alerts." These are important tools that can increase the chance for survival in an emergency.
Older people or people with multiple health problems may need a more extensive card outlining all of their providers and medicines.