Today’s healthcare industry lives in a highly digitized environment. There is a huge demand for medical records databases. Healthcare companies use databases to improve the kind of treatment they’re offering patients. Continue reading Medical Records Are Essential for Your Medical Safety!
In an emergency situation, time really matters. First responders need to arrive on-scene and treat victims as quickly as possible. In the same breath, they need to ensure they’re administering proper care. Improper treatment or medication-related problems can quickly turn a minor mishap into a significant medical emergency. People suffering from specific conditions or allergies to medicine want that information easily accessible. Continue reading Medical ID Connected to MediBandPlus Could Save Your Life
With news just announced that the FirstNet system, used by New South Wales hospitals for the management of patient records, is being labelled a health hazard, Australian company, Mediband is urging Australians to utilise the secure MedibandPlus medical website database to register and store their medical and personal details where they are kept safe and secure yet accessible by medical personnel.
“Our MedibandPlus online medical repository lets people make sure that their vital details, including emergency contact and next of kin details are accessible by medical staff and emergency workers should they ever be needed. More importantly, as their personal records are stored on our secure system, users have the peace of mind that they won’t fall victim to computer glitches as we’ve seen recently with the FirstNet system,” commented Mediband Co-founder, Michael Randall.
Half of NHS trusts are failing to comply with alerts designed to protect patients from harm, research suggests.
Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) found 654 instances of patient safety alerts not complied with.
The alerts are made by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and cover everything from equipment failure to warnings on correct dosage.
Many alerts are issued after cases where patients have been harmed and have a deadline which trusts are told to meet.
Instant identification of a pre diagnosed health condition or allergy can save someone’s life, that’s something experienced first hand in the medical field and often one of the primary things pointed out to delegates on first aid training courses. If the patient is wearing a Mediband indicating their condition vital seconds can be gained and suitable treatment can be administered quickly.
A leading medical ID device producer is today urging medical professionals to educate their patients on the range of medical ID wristbands available to them in a bid to make medical information more readily available if an emergency situation should arise.
Henry County Health Center is doing as well as or better than its peers in the areas of patient falls, medication error rate and heart attacks, according to director of patient services Ann Corrigan.
Wristbands, stickers and placards are commonly used to identify allergy warnings, fall risks, or do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders to hospital staff. The problem is, until recently, these colors were not standardized from one hospital to the next in 22 states, including Iowa.
Precision Dynamics Corporation and Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Magazine Recognize Hospitals for Innovation and Results in Nation’s First Patient Safety Contest
SAN FERNANDO, CA – Four hospitals have received national recognition for their progress in reducing medical errors and improving patient outcomes in the nation’s first patient safety contest. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare magazine (PSQH) and Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), the leading provider of patient safety identification solutions, launched the contest in March, 2008 as part of an initiative to support hospitals that are taking innovative measures to address the alarming number of patients affected by preventable medical errors.
Hospitals in Oregon and Washington are standardizing overhead calls and color codes to reduce the risk of confusion or human error. The move follows a survey that found wide variation in the emergency codes among the region’s hospitals. This matters because many doctors and nurses now work at more than one place. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.
If you’ve spent any time in a hospital, you know that the staff sometimes speak in code.
Overhead page: “Code blue in ER one. Code blue…”
Sharon Denny found Mediband by accident, while searching for products on the sister company website. As soon as she saw the product, she was determined to buy it for her son who suffers from a severe allergic reaction to all seafood.
Sharon comments: “It was really important to find something that made him easily identifiable to all teaching staff, sport coaches/staff and Scouting leaders – he’s an active boy and that generally means he’s surrounded by a lot of children, all doing a lot of different things at once – so it can be easy to lose him in a crowd. I also wanted something that he would feel emotionally and physically comfortable wearing. Silver medicalert bracelets are available in Australia, but they have a tendency to break, discolour – and can be difficult to read as they age. As it turned out, the biggest problem with Mediband was that all of his classmates wanted to wear one.