Because accidents and illnesses can happen, it is possible that a walker may have to be given medical attention whilst out on a walk. Many of you already carry BLUE cards which was an initiative of Rushcliffe Ramblers.
The Ramblers have now produced a card called IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CARD and we have acquired a stock of these cards for our members to use. The information required is very similar to that entered onto our blue cards as follows:-
Your Name, Address & Telephone number
Your Date of Birth
Name of Person to contact in case of an emergency (name, address and telephone number) - could be next of kin providing that person is not out walking with the group. It would also be useful to state what relationship this emergency contact is to yourself.
Existing medical condition and allergies (if applicable)
Medication currently being taken (if applicable)
The Club does not need this information—but would like you to keep this on your person (perhaps in your rucksack?) in the event that the information is needed. It will only be presented to medical personnel if required. This then enables you to enjoy confidentiality whilst at the same time giving you the satisfaction of knowing that the right information is available when/if needed.
The ICE card is available from Larraine. Angela and Karen will both have supplies when on a holiday or weekend away.
Please help us to help you—if needed.