This is an awesome ICE (In Case of Emergency) Weight Loss Surgery flow chart from the ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) web site. This was originally posted by Andrea Ullberg then the WLSFA .
This went viral after being posted on the WLSFA site! Please print and have available! All WLS‘ers should have a copy for emergencies. Emergency Room Drs. are not always up to date on bariatrics, and this could speed up your diagnosis!
EMERGENCY ROOM CHEAT SHEET FOR ER DOCTORS
The ASMBS has produced a very important document, a Weight Loss Surgery Emergency Room Instructional Sheet for WLS patients.
Here is a link to the file CLICK HERE and download!
Please Print this document NOW!
Emergency Room Cheat Sheet
If you have had any form of weight loss surgery, your needs in an emergency room situation are very special.
The WLSFA suggest keeping a copy in the following locations:
- On your refrigerator
- In your wallet or purse
- In your car glove box
- In your back pack
- Emergency contact people
- Take a copy to work
- Take to your ER!