In order to reduce the stress of spending time in the emergency room, you can consider creating “in case of emergency” contacts. Commonly referred to as ICE, these individuals can be contacted by medical staff following your arrival in an emergency department. They are particularly valuable in situations that leave you unable to speak.
Having two designed ICE contacts in your phone is recommended by emergency physicians, according to the AARP. Your contacts should be labeled with “ICE,” as well as a number to indicate the order to contact people, a dash, and title. For example, if your wife is your first point of contact and your daughter is the second, you should include “ICE1-wife” and “ICE2-daughter,” respectively, in their contact information.
If you lock your phone, and a password is required to access your information, consider adding ICE details to your lock screen as a wallpaper. Likewise, you can make an ICE contact card to store in your wallet or purse.