by Marty Barnes, Hand to Hold Parent Education Coordinator
Over the years we have learned that most doctor’s offices, hospitals, therapist offices and specialist care facilities ask the same questions. We have filled out countless forms while sitting in waiting rooms. Some of these forms do not even allow space for a complete answer. Many years ago, we created a document that has all of our daughter Casey’s pertinent information. We print it out and take it with us when we go to a new doctor, the emergency room or anywhere we expect to have more paperwork. The staff LOVES this! It is readable, organized and complete.
We usually put our child’s name on their form then write “See Attached” in the answer section. It has saved us so much time. Not to mention, I don’t have to worry about forgetting a medication.
Download a template in Microsoft Word format
Visit Casey’s site to download a template in Open Office or Word formats
Marty Barnes, Hand to Hold’s parent education coordinator, is the mother to Casey who was born just a few days before 37 weeks and was diagnosed with HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy). Follow her remarkable journey at www.caseybarnes.org.