SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents of teens and young adults are all too familiar with the worries and the what-ifs that come with having a young driver traveling alone or with friends during the busy spring and summer months. Today, the award winning I.C.E.® Medical Cards (http://www.icemedicalcard.com) offers these parents some solid peace of mind. The I.C.E. Medical Card System is an affordable, prominent card and emergency information system that quickly alerts first responders of medical conditions, emergency contacts, and more.
"Every day, over 1,000 teens are involved in car accidents that require emergency room trips," said I.C.E. Medical Cards founder Tom Force. "In that situation, time is of the utmost importance, and it can sometimes take the hospital hours to locate and notify a young adult's family and get the health information that is so important for treatment. If a teen is far from home, as many are during the summer travel season, it can take even longer to track down parents."
It's a nightmare scenario, but the I.C.E. Medical Card system is a surprisingly simple and affordable solution in the event of such an emergency. Available as individual, family or lifetime memberships, the personal I.C.E. Medical Card system includes an eye-catching I.D. card and key tag. On the back of the card and tag, first responders and medical personnel will find instructions and a QR code that allows them to instantly access the patient's critical medical and emergency information from anywhere in the world.
The I.C.E. Medical Card system enables members to securely store emergency contact information, medical history, allergy information, insurance information, a member photo and even the location of important documents. In case of a serious emergency, hospital staff can get the information in less than 30 seconds--and the immediate availability of critical information about a patient has the potential to help save her life. The system is optimized for mobile device displays and provides one-touch calling to key family members and emergency contacts.
The I.C.E. Medical Card System is a simple but powerful idea that came about when Force tragically lost his mother. It took several hours for the hospital to track down family - and then it was too late. "We lost our chance to say our last good-byes", he said. She never recovered, and Force knew he had to help other families avoid being in the same situation. He also was worried about his daughter who closed a restaurant most nights and drove home at 3am. "I didn't sleep well, wondering if I would be notified if she was in an accident. I dreaded waking up and finding her not there. Perhaps even learning about it on Facebook!"
"As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children," said Force. "It can feel impossible to do that once they start driving independently and, later, traveling on their own. In case of an accident or emergency this summer, we want them to quickly get the best care and for us to be notified ASAP! The I.C.E. Medical Card gives parents of teens and young adults this protection and peace of mind no matter where in the world they are."
An individual I.C.E. Medical Card membership is just $19.95 annually; a four-person family membership is $49.95 annually; and a lifetime membership has a one-time fee of $149.95. A member's rates will never increase, and every I.C.E. Medical Card membership includes The Vault, a personal data storage system to safeguard passwords, serial numbers, credit card company contact information, and any other critical information that's hard to find in the event of a loss. Learn more at http://www.icemedicalcard.com.
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