How healthy of a person would you consider yourself to be?

While you can’t be certain you will not encounter a medical emergency, you can lower the odds of these happening.

With that in mind, are you taking the proper steps to keep yourself in good health?

Too many people take their health for granted. When an emergency does in fact strike, it is almost as if they were waiting for it.

If a medical emergency calls your name, will you be ready to deal with it?

Will You Have Say in Where You Go?

Dealing with a medical emergency can be stressful on so many different fronts.

From the pain and suffering you are going through to that of your immediate family and close friends, it can be a tough situation. Matters can be made worse when there is confusion as to what you want.

That said you want to find the nearest emergency room and get the care you need sooner than later.

So that you know what emergency options you have in front of you, remember these pointers:

1. Closest facilities – While emergencies can come out of the blue, have preparations. Know where the closest emergency facilities are both in relation to where you live and work. It is also a good idea if you travel to find them in relation to where you will be staying. By reviewing available facilities, you are able to have somewhat of a say in where you would go. Take some time to go on the Internet and learn more about both emergency centers and also hospitals. This will give you more knowledge about what might be of service to you.

2. Medical history – Have your medical history available to those who would treat you. As an example, jot down on a slip paper and also store pertinent medical details on your cell phone. If you have an emergency and you are unable to respond to those tending to you, the medical info you gave helps. This is especially important if you have allergies to medicines and the like.

3. Details on what you want – Last, also note what specific procedures you would and would not want. An example of this would be steering clear of any life-saving procedures to revive you. Some people do not want to go through such trauma. This can include if you are having a heart attack or stroke and medical personnel want to try and revive you. The same is true if battling terminal cancer. At what point do you let personnel know when in an emergency you no longer want treatment? If you’re one of them, make sure you have that in writing. If you tell a family member or friend, it should still be in a document ahead of time.

In the event a medical emergency calls your name, will you be ready to answer the call?

By doing some pre-planning and recording of details, you will be better prepared if the time comes.