Should I list my vitamins and other supplements?
If you take a vitamin that’s prescribed by a doctor, for example, Folgard for a Vitamin B deficiency, then list that. You don’t need to list multi-vitamins, fish oil capsules, or calcium tablets that you purchase at a drugstore.
What types of medical information should I enter?
Your Lifesquare record is designed to help paramedics properly treat you in an emergency, so you should include any information that you would tell your doctor about. We ask you for medications, allergies, medical conditions, immunizations, and past surgeries.
Why can’t I enter particular medical information (medication, allergy, etc)?
With our autocomplete feature, you should be able to find most medical terms in our dictionary. Try typing the name slowly, one letter at a time, and look for the term in the list of results. If you can’t find a match for a specific term, double check the spelling. If you cannot find an exact match, choose the one that best fits.
Which doctor(s) should I add?
If you see a specialist regularly who would have detailed information on your health history, please add their name and phone number. You can also add your primary care physician. These contacts would be used by a hospital to request your medical record, or to alert the physician that you are receiving emergency care. You can also encourage your trusted physicians to sign up for Lifesquare and share only those elements of your profile you which to share with your physicians.
Which hospital(s) should I add?
If you have an existing relationship with a hospital, and your medical records are already there, paramedics may be able to take you directly to that hospital. However, the hospital selection is not guaranteed and may be affected by your location, the urgency of your need, and the current availability of the hospital.
Should I list my over-the-counter (OTC) medications?
The medications section is intended for medications you take regularly, primarily those prescribed by a doctor. If you take daily aspirin, you should include it. If you take an occasional Advil® for muscle pain, you can leave that out.