This article is part of our regular bi-annual promotion of the ICE (In Case of Emergency) Sheet.
Emergency situations can be hazardous for anyone, especially seniors and adults with disabilities. To ensure you get the proper care in the event of an emergency, the Toronto Medical Emergency Services (EMS) have developed a sheet called In Case of Emergency, or ICE for short. We encourage everyone to fill out the form provided in this newsletter and keep it in an easily accessible place (For example: Your fridge, the back of your front door and/or your wallet or purse).
The sheet is easy to read and contains valued information for paramedics and healthcare providers should you not be able to speak for yourself or remember important information.
This form is voluntary and assists healthcare providers take care of you as efficiently as possible. We urge you to include information of one person whom emergency personnel can reach on your behalf, as well as any medical conditions and/or allergies that would be beneficial for emergency personnel to know.
If you have any questions or would like assistance in filling out this form, please call Dolma (416) 653-3535.
Please pass along the form to anyone you feel will benefit from its use. Additional forms can be retrieved online .
Remember to ensure your form is always current and updated!