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Medical ID Connected to MediBandPlus Could Save Your Life

medical IDIn 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

MedibandPlus Keeps Medical Details Safe and Secure to Give Peace of Mind

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.

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Mediband Case Study: Medibands Help Bring First Aid Training to Life!

Richard Lloyd of DR ABCD First Aid Training uses Medibands® and other medical alert items in the ‘role playing’ that he introduces into his first aid classes as he feels they play an important role in reinforcing a number of key skills for his students.

“Before people come to our one-day courses, they have already spent time studying the theory online and they have passed the theory assessment component of our courses,” Mr Lloyd commented.

“Whilst we recognise that knowing the theory is an important part of first aid training, it can be a lot easier to answer questions on paper than it is to put into practice what you have learnt and in doing so, learn by your mistakes and successes.”

Richard and his colleagues use their first aid training classes to effectively ‘bring to life’ the essentials of first aid training by giving students different scenarios which they must enact in order to learn how best to apply their first aid skills.

“We create lots of really challenging, tricky situations for our students. Each scenario is designed to test them and show them how they can apply the theory that they have learned and in doing so, show themselves that they can do it.”

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Halloween Trick-or-Treating and Food Allergies

Halloween is about getting candy and lots of it, but what if your child has food allergies?I have several friends whose children have one or more food allergies, making Halloween Trick-or-Treating a nerve-wracking experience.

Mediband is offering a tool to help parents of children with allergies, a silicon wristband, such as those promoting a host of causes, that a child can wear to identify them as having allergies. Although it could be a big help for a Halloween party or similar occasion, would it really be helpful for Trick-or-Treating? If a group of kids are at your door clamoring for candy, will you really notice a child’s wristband? And even if you do, then you’re now in the awkward position of refusing a kid candy because you don’t have something he or she can safely eat.

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Study: Child Food Allergies Hereditary

A new study by the University of Oulu suggests that children of allergic parents face a three times greater risk for developing food allergies. This is the first time a hereditary link has been established.

One parent’s food allergy doubles the likelihood that a child will develop allergic reactions to certain foods.

“Our research concluded that the more different types of allergies parents have, the likelier it is for children to be diagnosed with food allergies by the age of four,” says researcher Kaisa Pyrhönen.

Symptoms usually begin developing during the first year of life.

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ALLERGY ESSEX BECOMES FIRST UK MEDIBAND STOCKIST

Colchester based Allergy Essex is pleased to announce that it is now working in partnership with Mediband as the first UK stockist of its range of medical alert bracelets.

Michael and Michelle Merrett, founders of Allergy Essex live in Colchester. Michelle suffers from a penicillin allergy herself, and two of their three children also have allergies. Her youngest son is almost two years old and was diagnosed with allergies to cow’s milk protein and house dust mites at just 16 months after suffering constant throat infections and tummy upsets.

Allergy Essex now stocks Mediband medical ID bracelets, as well as a wide range of allergy free foods, and aims to eradicate consumers’ ‘may contain’ worries. Their range of foods are almost all free from gluten, dairy, egg, wheat, soy, shellfish and crustaceans, nuts and peanuts, as well as being free from artificial colours and flavours.

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PEACE OF MIND FOR PARENTS

MEDIBAND CASE STUDY

Parents are always keen to ensure the safety of their children at all times, and when your child suffers from a medical condition or allergy, this becomes even more important.

Nicky and Rich Marshall, who live in York, both understand the peace of mind a medical ID bracelet can offer. Their son, 10 year old Owen, suffers from allergies to peanuts, dust mites and tree pollens. Nicky performed an internet search and came across the UK Mediband site.

As part of Owen’s condition, he carries epi-pens, but has recently come to an age where he goes out more frequently on his own. He also has a number of sporting interests which means he is regularly left in the care of teachers and coaches, and needs to communicate his allergies.

Rich Marshall comments: “Owen suffered one severe reaction a few years ago but we have, thankfully, been able to manage his condition extremely well since. He goes out and about with his friends during school holidays, and has also recently been on several residential school trips, where he is away from us for several nights at a time. Wearing a Mediband has provided us with reassurance that if something should happen, his condition can easily be identified. From Owen’s point of view, he has much more freedom, and the Mediband is subtle enough to be ‘cool’ in Owen’s eye, which is crucial!”

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My Mediband Saved My Life

Chris Bunney, 42, a Sleep Scientist from Victoria, Australia was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes at the end of 2003, and wanted to find a medical ID bracelet which would communicate medical information to paramedics if an emergency situation arose.

Having tried a number of metal ID bracelets, Chris often found these uncomfortable, ineffective, and impractical for everyday wear. He ceased wearing a bracelet, shortly after which he fell ill and was rushed to hospital. Doctors advised that a medical ID bracelet should be worn at all times, but could only offer him the metal style. However, after a simple Google search for silicone wristbands, Chris came across the Mediband website.

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Mediband was the Obvious Choice

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.

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