“ICE” (In Case Of Emergency).
Stanley Feld M.D.,FACE,MACE
A good friend and fellow physician sent me this notice. This is a important public service announcement.
An individual citizen not the government initiated the program. If adoption of the program becomes a national standard, it will demonstrate people power and individual responsibility.
The key to Repairing the Healthcare System is individual responsibility. This program represents an opportunity for every individual to assume responsibility for themselves and alert everyone they know to be responsible for themselves.
A paramedic conceived ICE. At the scene of accidents he found cell phones on an unconscious victim but he could not find whom to notify.
He thought it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized symbol to find a victims contact person In Case of an Emergency in the victims cell phone directory.
The ICE cell phone number could be found quickly. Emergency service and hospital personal could simply dial the phone number stored under "ICE."
Chirag Patel • October 28, 2011
I really liked this concept — it is an exceptional medium to help someone in their critical time of need. Paramedics refer to it as the golden hour though they may not even have an hour in some cases.
Thinking through, I found few glitches in its practicality; for instance, the value of ICE reference is lost if your phone is destroyed by the impact, like an accident, that caused the emergency. Read more in my blog post at: http://icecare.info/blog/2009/09/01/ice-debunked/
I still liked the idea and felt we could improvise with a little extra effort for prevalent life style; and have created a solution called ICEcare.
I am open to feedback and cooperative efforts.
Kevin Barnes • December 7, 2011
Thanks a lot for the post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.