My family has a history of allergies and I am no exception. While I have an irritating seasonal allergy that causes me to sneeze uncontrollably at certain times of the year, I also have a fairly uncommon food allergy that’s even more dangerous. I’m allergic to raw mushrooms; while I don’t show any visible symptoms when eating them, they make my throat swell which causes breathing issues if the reaction is severe.
It’s not a common allergy and it’s not one that I have to worry about too often but when I was younger, there could have been a time that letting people know about that allergy would have been incredibly important. That’s why I was so intrigued when I heard about Emergency Profile.
This new online tool is provided by TELUS Health Space, a secure online data repository certified by Canada Health Infoway. It sounded like a great easy way to keep my family’s important medical information close at hand so I decided to create an Emergency Profile for our household.
The process was very simple; I entered the personal information for each member of our family, our medical details and emergency contacts. Then I saved my information and I was ready to view, print our share our profile!
I really liked having such a quick, easy and secure way to save and quickly access my family’s health and medical information and I especially liked the fact that there was the option of adding emergency contacts for each member of the family. And it’s only one of the handy free tools that TELUS Health Space has to offer! Check it out for yourself and make sure that your family’s important information is close at hand in the event of an emergency!