Compiling a personal health record children can use for life
Monday, August 05, 2013 | Kathryn Sloop, Healthline Contributors
Even the healthiest of children have a medical history, and when assembled in one location, that information can prove helpful to healthcare providers during treatment. Some may assume that because their child is healthy, such a record is unnecessary. However, no child is immune to accidents and emergencies. When healthcare is needed, documentation of past health – immunizations, or lack thereof, health insurance, emergency contacts, conditions, medications, allergies, blood type, earaches, broken arms, etc. – can provide a physician with a full picture of health before treatment, so they are not forced to begin care with little or no information.