The American Society of Safety Engineers recommends the following:
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – “ICE” SYSTEM FOR CELL PHONES
WHAT: In case of emergency “ICE” is a proactive effort designed to provide emergency personnel with next of kin contacts via a patient’s mobile/cellular phone.
WHY: Police, fire and other emergency personnel across the U.S. are using this free service – checking cellular phones if those injured are incapable of providing the necessary medical information.
HOW: Make sure your contact is easy to reach. If you add more than one “ICE” contact, then add a numeric order. Make sure “ICE” contacts have a phone list of family members, primary care physician and main work contact. Provide “ICE” contact with medical conditions, such as allergies, current medications, and previous medical procedures.
Follow these easy steps:
In your cell phone address book enter a new contact. Enter the letters “ICE” then type your contact’s name followed by their number.