Whenever you have a medical interaction with any healthcare group, a stream of questions pours out from every new person you encounter. Sometimes it’s easy to remember the answers because it’s a routine appointment. Other times, anxiety fogs the memory banks, making answers difficult to recall. With my husband’s medical status, we unfortunately take unexpected trips to the emergency department fairly often. I got tired of answering the same questions repeatedly, especially the ones about his medications and medical history. Therefore, I created the forms below.
I assembled all the information needed by healthcare teams plus details I felt they needed to know but might not ask. In addition, I included insurance numbers, names of physicians, and pharmacy locations. These two sheets save us a lot of time, prevent mistakes, and keep me from having to get frustrated because “I can’t remember the name of that new medication he started two weeks ago.”