Hi my name is Brenda Armentrout and I’m
a pharmacist for Parkview LaGrange Hospital. I’d like to take a few moments
to tell you about the importance of carrying a medication list. If you or your family members are in an accident and incapacitated the vital information that is on this list will allow your healthcare professionals to give you the proper and appropriate care. This list should be kept with all your other important pieces of information, your driver’s license and credit cards. Somewhere on your person or in your wallet your purse where emergency
personnel could locate it quickly. I think it’s important if you have more than one physician that you also take this medication list to each physician and that you constantly update that list so that they would know what medications that you are currently taking. And this would also include your herbal
medications, your vitamins and any over-the-counter products that you would have. It’s also important to present this to your pharmacist. If you go to more than one pharmacy they want to know the total picture so that they can check for interactions between those medications over-the-counter products and herbals.