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In Case of Emergency: What You Need to Know When I Can't Tell You

ICE WORKBOOK

 

PRINT EDITION

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523200979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523200979

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Christmas Eve a year ago, I had the flu. I went to the kitchen to get a drink of water and felt too weak to make it back to bed, so I sat down in a chair at the kitchen table. The next thing I knew, Hubby was screaming for me to please wake up.  I was unconscious in a pool of blood on the floor–and subsequently down for two months due to injuries sustained.

Two months is a long time, and during it, I became aware of how little loved ones knew of everyday things. Where I kept checks, who provided our utility services.  My family could of course figure these things out, and dig around until they found what they needed (or got a bill), but I saw the wisdom in making it easy for them. I needed, I realized, a Continuity Book–and so did Hubby, because I handle some things and he handles some things and we don’t really get involved much on each other’s things unless we must.

I realized that to actually be used, it had to be simple, concise, clear and mostly fill in the blank.  So that’s what I’ve created because stuff happens to us all.  We get sick, injured, in accidents.  Events occur and suddenly we’re not in a position to think and/or act for ourselves and loved ones are often ill-informed on what needs to be done or where important items needed to do what must be done are located. Often, loved ones don’t know what exists, so they have no idea what they’re not doing that needs doing.  

The fault for that, by the way, isn’t theirs, it’s ours. They can’t read minds any more than we can, and only know what we tell them. So this booklet is my remedy for the lack, so that if down, a loved one can step in and do so confident that s/he is taking care of things without worrying about what’s getting missed, neglected or ignored, and that means you can focus on healing–and, though sidelined, you can rest easily. Business is being handled appropriately with minimal anxiety.

We don’t like to think about much less talk about dying, and this little booklet will help in that situation too, but it’s also critically important when you’re knocked out of commission for a time. Like when you have an unexpected surgery, or must leave unexpectedly to care for a loved one at a distance, or when something else unexpected comes up.  The information gives the one left behind to handle things the tools s/he needs to handle them properly and without anxiety. That’s a benefit to you both.

That’s the history of my ICE Workbook:  IN CASE OF EMERGENCY–WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN I CAN’T TELL YOU.  I hope it will be as helpful to your family as it has been to mine.

You can get a digital download copy now. Just print it out and fill it in. Or you can get a printed copy after January 13th.

I hope it puts your mind at ease–and your family’s, too!

Blessings,

Vicki

 

Vicki Hinze, ICE, In case of Emergency, Readers say

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PEACE OF MIND

I’m diabetic and take insulin. I’m also asthmatic. One of my fears is that I’ll have a blood sugar low, or an asthma attack, and be unable to provide my husband with important financial or medical information that he needs to know in such an emergency. Periodically, I email him a list of my passwords, and I do have a will, but that’s not enough. He has no clue what medications I’m taking or how to access my PayPal account—or even where I’ve hidden my best jewelry.

This is where Vicki Hinze’s In Case of Emergency Workbook: What You Need to Know When I Can’t Tell You comes in. When I first heard she’d created this ICE workbook, I thought it would merely be comprised of a few lists. I was so wrong.

Yes, the booklet does include things like passwords and medications, but it includes so much more—things I hadn’t thought of or realized my husband wouldn’t know where to find or how to access. That’s the beauty of this needed booklet.

Recommending the ICE Workbook is a no-brainer. The cost to purchase a printed version of the workbook, or to download and print your own, is extremely reasonable. And I have to tell you, filling it out gives me a peace of mind I hadn’t realized I was missing before. Buy one for yourself. Buy one for your family members and close friends. They’ll appreciate the peace of mind, and so will you.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Kathy Carmichael, USA Today Bestselling Author (goodreads.com)


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“As a recovering attorney, I am impressed by the thorough coverage of information necessary to assist caretakers. One of the best things anyone can do for their loved ones is provide them with a single location for all of their vital medical and financial information. This is an excellent book for that. The author notes clearly that she is not an attorney, and that this book is not intended as legal advice. Laws differ from state to state. The reader”s loved ones may need more information than what is contained in this book, and they may not, depending on the reader”s location and personal situation. However, they will not need less. I will be using this workbook myself, and I highly recommend it.”  –Piper Bayard


“My husband and I are going to each do a booklet and then compare to see what we may have forgotten. I can’t tell you how many years we have said we need to do this, but we really didn’t know where to start.  This will be a big help to us getting it together.” –Dolores Wilson


“Can you imagine a situation where you or someone in your family has no clue how to run the house or life without you? All those little every day details we don’t think about? We all hope we never do have a need for this, but not knowing our future makes this a very important guide to have in our possession! Born from the sad reality of it happening to this author, she now shares what she has learned. This workbook is separated into chapters of relevance and detailed so that is makes it very easy to fill out. It is also simple and not filled with extra stuff not needed. I am very impressed with the items and sections in here that I never would have thought of! Also included is extra ICE (in case of emergency) cards to put in obvious spots to let loved ones or emergency personnel know where to find your ICE Contact. Don’t ever be without this!”  –Susan Poll

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“I’ve often thought about “what if” scenarios where I didn’t have information that I would need in an emergency but never actually did anything about gathering that info.  This book is a remarkable resource for doing just that – gathering important information and keeping it all in one place so it is ready when and if you need it.  Being security minded individuals, my family would make sure it was in a safe place, when it was completed, so that if one of us needed it, we’d know where to find it.  The author did a fantastic job of “asking” some very important questions that we all need to consider.  This will become an important asset to me and I’ve already started completing the blanks.”  –Gale S.


The ICE workbook is something we all should have ready for our families! The author has included everything you might possibly need to have ready in an emergency. When I was paging through it, I realized how little I know of what goes on in our home. It certainly is time to change that and be prepared – just In Case of Emergency.–Betti Mace


“I’ve looked at the ICE Workbook and think it’s wonderful.  I take care of all our banking and paperwork, so my husband would be totally in the dark about how to pay bills or know where to find our wills and other important papers.  I have told him where to find the key and the combination to our safe, but I’m not sure he remembers where the combination is.  This workbook is the perfect document to have in case something happened to me (temporarily or permanently) and he had to take over paying bills, etc.  You’ve done a great job with this workbook.  It covers many of the things I’ve thought about, and even a number of things that might be needed and I hadn’t thought of.  Thank you for putting it together and providing it to those of us who need to prepare for possible future situations where this important information would be needed by someone else.  THANK YOU!”  –Lois D.

 


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“I cannot say enough about this book. This one stop informational booklet is a must have for every family.” — Bookcruiser

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“I received the Emergency ICE workbook and looked through it. I”ve never really thought about the things mentioned in the book that people would need to know in the off chance I couldn”t tell them. But once I had kids these things started to pop up, health problems, long stays in the hospital and then we had a car accident and that REALLY made me think. This booklet asks all the questions you would need to tell or inform someone of and gives tips for things you may not think about. This workbook is worth the buy and you won”t regret it. ”       –B.Gillilan


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“This book is a very handy tool for organizing all your info for First Responders and for family. This will be very helpful for any time that you would not be able to speak for yourself due to an accident, or death. Use of the forms in this book will make it easier for whomever takes care of your affairs to find everything they need to and to honor your wishes.”  –Kelly P.


“ICE – In Case of Emergency is more than an emergency book it is also a book for those looking for the important answers when your loved one cannot answer your questions.  This comprehensive book is a great way to start gathering information and having it readily available when you really need to find the answers to questions such as allergies and medications. The easy to fill out forms are grouped together under topics such as financial, legal, and personal requests.  I personally liked the ability to have personal property including utility accounts in one area. I cannot say enough about this book.This one-stop informational booklet is a must have for every family.”    –Linda Simons   


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“I received from the author. I had been looking for something like this for my parents as well as myself. It is precise and to the point on what needs to be recorded. It enables you to have things recorded in a very orderly fashion. I strongly suggest getting this no matter where you are in life. You never know when someone else will need to take care of things. After being sick myself, having grandparents who we had to search for things and my parents who are somewhat more organized this is important to have. for when you can not give directions. What is amazing is there are things that are included that I would not have thought of.”  –Melinda Marks


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A Must Have Book in Every Home.  You never know when something will happen to you. And hard as it is to think about, take the time now to get this booklet that can help your family members through the crisis As a survivor of a stroke last year, this is like a new kind of bible to me, giving me peace I the knowledge that my loved ones know where all of the important papers are and how to contact insurance companies, etc This little booklet offers peace of mind Download, complete it and relax.”  —Lea


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“Several years ago, I found myself in a similar situation. I wish I had this workbook then. With my better half in a coma I was having to make decisions, trying to pay bills and trying to find important paper. Share this workbook with everyone. I highly recommend!” —Debra  


“It doesn’t matter what your age, your life can change in an instant. Sadly, there may be no way to tell your loved ones the things they need to know. The workbook makes everything so, so easy. As someone who has been sick for over two months, and only 32, I found this workbook to be a treasure. I plan to fill it out and have my boyfriend feel out a copy so that should anything happen to either of us, we know how to proceed.”  –Amy B.


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BEST THING TO HAVE ON HAND!

“Can you imagine a situation where you or someone in your family has no clue how to run the house or life without you? All those little every day details we don’t think about? We all hope we never do have a need for this, but not knowing our future makes this a very important guide to have in our possession! Born from the sad reality of it happening to this author, she now shares what she has learned. This workbook is separated into chapters of relevance and detailed so that is makes it very easy to fill out. It is also simple and not filled with extra stuff not needed. I am very impressed with the items and sections in here that I never would have thought of! Also included is extra ICE (in case of emergency) cards to put in obvious spots to let loved ones or emergency personnel know where to find your ICE contacts. Don’t ever be without this!”  –Susan (Amazon.com)

 

 

reader tips

Readers are writing in with tips they’ve learned and want to share with other readers. You’ll find them here. If you have a tip to share, feel free to submit it using the form.

 

Vicki Hinze, In Case of Emergency, ICE Tip

A Tip from DJ Wilson for your phones:  “Add a contact called “ICE” and put your emergency contact person and his/her information in it. First responders look for this “ICE” entry to find out who to get in touch with on your behalf when you’re unable to tell them.” 


ICE CONTACT

A Tip from Kathy Carmichael about your ICE PHONE CONTACT:  “When you create an ICE entry on your mobile phone, go down to the “Notes” section and add any of your allergies, medications you’re on, or medical conditions.  This information is vital to First Responders.”


POOF!

A Tip from Elizabeth Gambill about your medical issuesKeep a copy of your medical problems, medicine , medicine you can’t take, and your doctors. Keep this  posted on the refrigerator and another in your purse. This is what was told to all new medical personel in training. Medical people know to look for this plus the family can tell anyone where to find the info. This should be done for each family member so everyone can be alert to possible probems that may come up with stress on other family members.” 

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PEACE OF MIND

I’m diabetic and take insulin. I’m also asthmatic. One of my fears is that I’ll have a blood sugar low, or an asthma attack, and be unable to provide my husband with important financial or medical information that he needs to know in such an emergency. Periodically, I email him a list of my passwords, and I do have a will, but that’s not enough. He has no clue what medications I’m taking or how to access my PayPal account—or even where I’ve hidden my best jewelry.

This is where Vicki Hinze’s In Case of Emergency Workbook: What You Need to Know When I Can’t Tell You comes in. When I first heard she’d created this ICE workbook, I thought it would merely be comprised of a few lists. I was so wrong.

Yes, the booklet does include things like passwords and medications, but it includes so much more—things I hadn’t thought of or realized my husband wouldn’t know where to find or how to access. That’s the beauty of this needed booklet.

Recommending the ICE Workbook is a no-brainer. The cost to purchase a printed version of the workbook, or to download and print your own, is extremely reasonable. And I have to tell you, filling it out gives me a peace of mind I hadn’t realized I was missing before. Buy one for yourself. Buy one for your family members and close friends. They’ll appreciate the peace of mind, and so will you.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Kathy Carmichael, USA Today Bestselling Author (goodreads.com)

 

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