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  • FeverMates: 9 Tips for Better Day Care Safety and Health

    fevermates stick on fever indicatorsAre you getting ready to place your kids into child care? While you try to keep them safe and healthy at home, day care is another story. The last thing you want is to have a sick child with a bad cold or flu this winter. Because of this risk, many parents feel a bit scared about day care safety.

    While you can’t stay at the child care center all day, you can take a few extra steps once your little one is home. Below, take a look at 9 wonderful tips for keeping your children feeling great in day care. All it takes is a little bit of effort for big results. Most of all, these tips will ensure even better day care safety.
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  • Solving the Issue of Patient Safety with Medical Alert Bracelets

    patient safety medical alert braceletsRecently, a provocative article from The Sydney Morning Herald talked about the issue of patient safety. It discussed Professor Sir Liam Donaldson – an expert on the subject. He spoke at length about problems that occur related to patient safety in both the doctor’s office and the hospital. And as Mediband’s medical alert bracelets show, we all need to keep an eye out for ways to stay safer.

    This post will talk all about the issue of safety for patients. Because of the high risks in health care, we all need to stay aware of these concerns. As a result, everyone will remain happier and safer in their lives.

    Finding the Problem of Patient Safety in Healthcare.

    As the Herald article noted, up to 12 percent of all hospital visits stem from errors. So, over one in ten people who go to the hospital end up there due to a mistake! Hence, you can see why this is such a pervasive issue.
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  • All About Life with a Pacemaker Bracelet

    pacemaker braceletA normal, healthy heart regulates your heartbeat. What happens when your heart does not beat normally? A pacemaker may solve the problem. You can live normally with a pacemaker. However, caretakers and medical professionals need to know about it. A pacemaker bracelet is the ideal accessory to alert others.

    What Is a Pacemaker?

    A pacemaker is a small device. It is implanted under the skin of the chest. This compact device sends electrical impulses to the heart muscle. When it sends an impulse, the heart beats. It creates a normal rate and rhythm.

    This instrument has two basic parts: the pulse generator and the leads.

    1. The pulse generator contains a small computer. It also contains the battery.
    2. A surgeon threads the leads through your veins and into your heart muscle. These wires sense the heart’s electrical activity. In response, they cause the generator to send low-energy electrical impulses.

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  • First Aid Kits for Super Summer Safety

    first aid kitsSummer is here! This is the time of year when the weather invites you to leave the indoors. As the sun shines strong, it’s time to plan your family trips and outdoor activities! If you love the feel of sand in your toes and ocean spray on your cheeks, head for the beach to sunbathe or play water sports. Are you a nature lover who yearns to enjoy the fresh air all day and night? If so, pack your tents and journey to your favourite camping grounds! However, no matter what type of summer outing is on your agenda, fully equipped first aid kits are a necessity.

    Basic First-Aid Kits

    Regardless of how you take holiday, there are many basic items to pack in all first aid kits. For both children and adults, climbing through rugged terrain may lead to falls, scrapes and cuts. You need to be prepared to clean and bandage small wounds safely.
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  • Mediband Receives Finalist Nomination for the Premier’s NSW Export Award

    SYDNEY – Wednesday 29 September, 2010 – Australian company, Mediband, developers of the Mediband range of medical ID wristbands and Mediband Plus medical information portal are pleased to announce that they have been selected as finalists in the Australian Institute of Export Premier's NSW Export Awards. The Premier’s NSW Export Awards are designed to showcase the State’s top exporters and by doing so, promote them as role models, encouraging other businesses to strive for the same levels of success in world markets.

    “It’s such an accolade to be nominated as a finalist in the Emerging Exporter category. We’re just thrilled to be selected as a finalist in such a prestigious awards program, which does so much to promote the achievements made by Australian companies in the ever increasing export marketplace,” commented Michael Randall, Managing Director and Co-founder of Mediband.

    “With so many Australians dying each year as a result of allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, heart attacks, incorrectly administered drugs and other preventable medical conditions, we feel sure that Mediband’s range of medical ID ‘alert’ products can go a small way to preventing deaths in Australia, but also in other countries around the world,” he added.

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