What would you do in a crisis, if you or a loved one needed medical care? Would you have the information you need to ensure proper and quicker care if there was no immediate access to records? In an emergency situation, people may not be able to get to their medical records. It's for this reason that the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed the "Keep It With You" form.
"The KIWY form can be folded and placed in a plastic bag for safe keeping."
The “Keep It With You” (KIWY) Personal Medical Information Form is intended to be a voluntary and temporary record that lists medical care and other health information for people who need care during disasters and similar situations. It is important for health care workers to have a simple and reliable way to learn information about past and new health concerns for people receiving help.
In an emergency, it is often healthcare workers and other first responders (i.e. firemen, police, etc.) who are stretched in many directions, trying to help those affected by disaster. If these health workers have access to a medical record form, such as KIWY, they can better determine the type and extent of the care you need, as well as ensure quicker care for everyone who needs it.
This KIWY medical information form needs only to be filled out and kept where you can easily access it in the event of an emergency. It's one more level of preparedness you should not be without!