It’s the summer traveling season, do you have ICE? Are your key emergency contacts identified in your cell phone with ICE, an abbreviation for “In Case of Emergency”?
Emergency first responders recommend that cell phone users program key telephone contacts with the three letter-ICE prefix in their cell phones. Police officers, medical professionals, and other emergency responders are trained to check available cell phones for emergency contact information under “ICE”.
For instance, “ICE John Doe” is more descriptive and standardized than “Hubby” or “Hubs”. The “ICE” listing has become a universal cell phone listing location for emergency information.
Family caregivers can assist their aging parents by ensuring that all family cell phone contact information lists vital details following ICE protocol.
This procedure provides another assurance and peace-of-mind that long-distance family caregivers may be reached in the event of an emergency.
However, a cell phone ICE listing should not take the place of an emergency contact in a wallet or emergency medical bracelets. Cell phones can be lost or damaged in an emergency or crisis situation.
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