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Mediband for your Medical Information: When Seconds Count

medical information, paramedics, emergency, first respondersIt’s not easy living with an illness or living with someone who is ill. It affects everyone’s quality of life and peace of mind. Part of having peace of mind for you and your loved ones is knowing that first responders have immediate access to essential health information. This is important and can often mean the difference between life and death.

Giving first responders the quickest possible access to your medical information is especially crucial in today’s era of tight budgets and reduced emergency response services. Public service providers in certain areas are sometimes finding it more and more difficult to maintain staffing levels. This means slower response times, and sometimes a lower level of service.

EMTs Are More And More Pressed

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald emphasised this point, stating that EMT response time in New South Wales (NSW) is now over eleven minutes, almost two minutes longer than ten years ago, and a full two minutes more than the current average in other states. The article also stated that paramedic staffing in NSW is at its lowest point this decade.

The shortage not only affects response times but also EMT performance. The article states that NSW EMTs are finding themselves working longer shifts, being on-call after clocking out and sometimes working alone after their partner has clocked out. All these factors could affect the quality of service you might receive. In addition to a longer wait time, you might find yourself being treated by an EMT who is tired and overworked.

This makes it even more imperative to have your medical information available immediately to first responders because you may not have the time or the ability to tell the EMT what your situation is in an emergency. Seconds count, and a first responder with immediate access to your information could mean the difference between life and death.

The Benefits of Mediband and Mediband Plusmedical information, paramedics, emergency, first responders

Mediband bracelets are made of durable silicone and provide crucial information to passers-by and first responders when you or your loved ones are unable to speak for themselves. Medibands not only come premade with warnings about common medical conditions like diabetes and asthma, but they are also fully customisable, alerting first responders to your specific condition, such as allergies or other secondary conditions.

Medibands that contain a person’s name and address are particularly useful for dementia sufferers. Citizens and first responders encountering a dementia patient will find such information goes a long way to establishing an immediate rapport with the patient.

Mediband Plus: Your Information When Seconds Count, When Others Need It

Mediband plus is also pleased to offer the Mediband Plus service. Mediband Plus allows users to store all medical information online. First responders and hospital personnel can access your information via information contained on your Mediband bracelet or ID card.

On Mediband Plus, doctors and nurses will find your personal, medical, and emergency contact information. Examples of data you can store on Mediband Extra include:

  • Personal & emergency contacts
  • Current medical conditions
  • Allergies
  • Current medications
  • Identifying marks
  • Blood type
  • Your physician information
  • Surgical and implant history
  • Your donor wishes

Your records are easily updated and managed, and Mediband Plus also provides emergency emails to your loved ones. Personal details, of course, are encrypted and password protected. The privacy level of your information field can be set to public, hospitals only, or to private.

At any time, you or your loved one could require immediate medical attention. It is more important than ever to put those with life-threatening medical conditions in the best possible position to survive an episode. The peace of mind that comes from knowing you have done this is priceless.

8 thoughts on “Mediband for your Medical Information: When Seconds Count”

  • I need one of these I'm type 1 diabetic it could save my life

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    • Christy Chieng June 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Alisah!

      Thank you for reading our blog post and we're glad that it's inspired you to consider a medical id bracelets.
      I've provided the link to our webpage with all the Diabetes Alert bracelets - they come in a variety of colours and designs for whatever your taste may be.
      https://www.mediband.com/au/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=diabetes

      Thank you again.

      Christy

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  • I am allergic to penicillin I really need to get one of these also I've a sister who's a chronic asthmatic and allergic to all ant inflammatorys

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    • Hi Debbie,

      You can purchase your required wristbands from our Mediband website:
      https://www.mediband.com/au/

      Please make sure to change the location on the top left corner to match your location/currency.
      Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Thank you,
      Christy

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  • Hi really would like to order but am in uk

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    • Hi Alison,

      You can purchase this directly from our Mediband website:
      https://www.mediband.com/gb/catalogsearch/result/?q=penicillin

      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

      Thanks,
      Christy

      Reply
  • I have recently started self administration of methotrexate injections with potentially fatall side effects. Do you have a medical band for this.

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    • Hi Heather,

      For your condition, I think it's best to consider one of the custom Mediband options. We have either silicon or stainless steel depending on which you prefer. This way you can select exactly what you would like written on the wristband or necklace.
      Please see link below:
      https://www.mediband.com/au/custom-designs/

      Feel free to send us an email at info@mediband.com if you have any other questions or need any help!

      Thanks,
      Christy

      Reply
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