During a medical emergency there is some information which is lifesaving and other information which, while nice to know, is not essential.
So what information do paramedics and emergency first responders need to know during life threatening emergencies?
I've heard that emergency first responders who are checking for medical alert information only take 8 seconds before they begin treatment.
Some people will carry a Medical Information Card in their purse or wallet. I don't know about you but I often take minutes at the checkouts trying to locate all the cards I need at the store. And I know how I have set up my purse. I imagine it could take a stranger even longer....