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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Looking After Health Needs is a Family Affair

Sharyn Huggett first heard about Mediband medical ID bracelets from her daughter who had purchased them for her son. Her daughter had seen an advert in a parenting magazine for Mediband and sought them out online to provide an ID bracelet that would inform people of her son’s allergies and Asthma. Mediband was the perfect answer allowing her not only to choose which colour she would like for her son, but also which conditions she would like to mention and even to include contact details if her son become poorly.

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With food allergies, even eating is a risk – Potentially lethal food allergies make monitoring a must

Hopping atop their wooden footstools, Carter and Zachary Peel wiggle in between their parents, Suzy and Jeff, to place cupcake liners in a baking pan.

A birthday party is later in the day, and the family, as usual, will take its own snacks.

Carter, 4 1/2, is allergic to peanuts, potentially the most serious of food allergies. Exposure to even the tiniest crumb can cause a life-threatening reaction.

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Wristbands for dementia patients

A SIMPLE yellow wrist band is at the forefront of providing the best care available to sufferers of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, has issued the bands to dementia patients so that nurses can quickly and easily assess their special needs.

The innovative scheme is the brain child of Gordon Steward, of Carlton Colville, who noticed that nurses were sometimes unaware of his wife’s Alzheimer’s until they read her medical notes.

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Missing Alzheimer’s Patient Survives Night Outdoors

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — An elderly Monroeville man is safe at home after spending the night outdoors.

Robert Henline, 83, was reported missing early Monday morning.

His family told police Henline, who has Alzheimer’s and lives alone, was last seen around midnight at his Cottonwood Drive home.

Family members said they discovered he was missing when he did not answer their phone calls.

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Hospital’s error rate on par with peers

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.

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First National Patient Safety Contest Awards Four Hospitals for Achieving Improved Patient Safety Outcomes

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.

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