An emergency medical ID card is something everyone should have. This kind of card can let a doctor or paramedic know how to treat you, even if you are unconscious or unable to communicate. Although these cards are a good idea for anyone, they are especially worthwhile for people who do a lot of travelling and for people who are at risk of having something debilitating happen to them.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Open a new Microsoft Word document by opening the program and selecting "Ctrl+N" on the keyboard. When the page opens, navigate to the "Insert" menu and select "Text box." Click on the page to make a text box that is about the size of a business card--drag the corner of the box that appears until it is the right size. Make sure the page view settings in the toolbar are set to 100 per cent; otherwise, the text box may appear smaller or larger than it really is. Create a second text box the same size just under the first.
Type the words "Emergency Medical Card" at the top of the first text box in the middle using a bold font and red lettering. This will draw attention to the card and let a care practitioner know that it includes important information.
Left align the text and type the following words on the page underneath one another: Name, Address, Birth Date, Emergency Contact, Physician, and Over. Highlight these words and select "Ctrl+B" to make them bold.
Type in your full legal name next to the "Name" field. Having the proper name can make it easier to obtain the proper medical records needed. Proceed to fill out all of the needed information next to the other fields on the page. Do not write anything next to "Over," that is there simply to show there is more information on the back.
Move to the bottom text box and type in the following categories: Medications, Conditions, Allergies. Make these categories bold the same way you did in Step 3.
Fill in the information next to each of these categories. Leave room to put all of the information needed next to each category.
Print the page. After printing the page, cut out the two text boxes as evenly as possible. Take the two cards to a laminating machine and place them back to back. Run the cards through the laminating machine and place the finished product in your wallet near your driver license.
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