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Get medical template CD at NT City Market

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 14th 2010 03:00 pm
North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels will give away free CDs with templates for a medical history that can be printed and carried in a wallet at the NT Meals on Wheels display at the NT City Market on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The updated CD has information about heart attack and stroke emergencies. Two templates are available for diabetic glucose records and an emergency phone list, as well as a medical history template.

More than 180 of the free CDs were given away at the market this year.

"The medical history template can also be downloaded from our website" said Joy Welch, coordinator of NT Meals on Wheels. The website site is http://www.ntmow.com.

The templates can be installed on either a Macintosh computer or a PC running a Microsoft Word program.

The glucose records enable a diabetic person to record blood sugar readings for an entire month.  One form is for recording glucose readings four times daily. The other form is for once a day, with space to record weight, and blood pressure readings.

The medical history form can be printed as a two-sided document.  It contains information on chronic conditions, allergies and emergency contact information.  There is space for primary doctor and specialists, as well as their phone numbers. Also on the form immunizations, surgeries, and medical tests can be listed. 

The printed two-sided document can be folded and carried in a wallet.

Included with the form is a notice to carry in one of the windows of the wallet stating, " My medical history is in the dollar bill section of this wallet."

After a person has placed the templates on their own computer, Meals on Wheels asks that the CD be passed along to someone else who could use it.

Paper copies of the medical history form and the heart attack/stroke emergencies information will be available at the market display for people who do not have access to a computer.

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