We are looking for stories to publish, anonymously if wished, that we can put on our website to demonstrate how useful your MediPAL card is.
The owner of MediPAL will be judging the stories and the best one will receive a £25 M&S voucher.
Please contact Abbie with your story – firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to your story, if you would like to spread the word about MediPAL we have some new brochures hot off the press.
If there is an opportunity for you to distribute our brochures through your GP surgery, local groups or to friends and family, please contact Abbie and she will send you some MediPAL brochures.
A Happy and healthy 2017 from all the staff at MediPAL.
Thank you for your support and kind comments .
Why is it so important to carry all this information? Isn’t that the doctors’ job?
Patients often arrive at hospitals without any information about their medical problems. This presents a difficult and potentially dangerous situation. Although the tests and medicines doctors have are very powerful, they can also be unsafe if used on the wrong person. Knowledge of your medical problems can effectively prevent giving you the wrong medication or performing a risky test.
Additionally, many of these tests are time consuming and can delay important treatments. If you carry their own medical information, it can allow doctors to save time and provide care more efficiently. In an emergency, this can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
These tests can also be very expensive and might not be necessary. However, when doctors have no knowledge of a patient’s medical history, they are forced to perform these tests at great cost. When patients carry their medical information, this has the added advantage of being less expensive while actually allowing a higher level of care.
Finally, beyond the need to provide immediate care is the importance of contacting family, friends, and physicians. Not only can these people provide important information, but they also can offer much-needed support for you. Having the ability to contact families early in your care can help simplify very complicated situations.
Emergency medical care can be life-saving but is often filled with difficult and expensive decisions that must be made as rapidly as possible. Maintaining your own records is one of the best ways for you to take an active role in your own health care and ensure that you receive rapid, effective, and safe treatment in both emergency and routine medical situations
Duddon and Furness Mountain rescue team based in Cumbria have informed their volunteers to look for MediPAL cards to aid them in assessing medical conditions of personel that need rescuing – they recommend walkers carry them at all times.
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