down important telephone numbers and post them where you can
refer to them easily, such as near your telephone or on your
refrigerator. List the serious medical conditions (such as asthma
or diabetes) of each family member on the back of the list. Teach
your children how to call 911 and tell them to show the list
to emergency medical personnel.
The list should include
the phone numbers of the police, the nearest fire department, ambulance
services, a poison control center, and your doctors and the contact
numbers for work, other locations, and a nearby relative or friend.
You may also wish to include the phone numbers of the gas and electric
companies, your childrens schools, the local pharmacy, or
home health aides.