More from ACEP in NOLA:
McKenna’s team gave surveys to 423 emergency department patients.
Most of the 285 patients with cell phones didn’t know about ICE. Only 76 said they had heard of ICE and 26 said they had already put ICE in their cell phones.
That’s actually pretty good! Show me a third of people who hear about a good idea but then act on it, and that’s remarkable.
Most of the patients who had their cell phones with them agreed to learn about ICE while in the emergency department.
Afterwards, 129 patients agreed to have ICE programmed into their cell phones while they were in the emergency department.
Why not, there’s not much else to do.
Okay, it’s in mine, and my parents’ (I put it there); how about yours?
Oh, if this sounds familiar: July, 2005