iPhone app being used in medical emergencies

People look over the new Apple iPhone 6s models during a product display following an Apple event Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in San Francisco. Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that's designed as a beachhead for the tech giant's broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of information, games, music and video to the home. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An iPhone app is helping first responders and doctors learn valuable information about your health during an emergency.

The app is already on every iPhone with iOS9 and it can give medical personnel valuable information they can use to help save a life.  As long as the information is updated and added to the app first responders can use it.

On your iPhone just search for the “Health” app. Once you’ve clicked on the app you’ll see the dashboard. On the bottom right-hand corner there’s a button that says “Medical ID”. Select that and the iPhone will then ask you to “create a medical ID”

The next step allows you to input all critical information doctors or emergency workers might need in case you’re unresponsive and they find your phone. You can add your name birth date, height, weight, any medical conditions and other notes a doctor might need.

You can also add emergency contacts which can be grabbed directly from your contact list.

Once it’s set up and your phone is locked just swipe right and click on the emergency button. Then click on the medical ID button on the bottom right and your profile you just created comes up.
You can even make an emergency call to those contact you imputed.

It’s a great technology to keep you safe in case of an emergency.

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