The Dire Medical Emergency Problem
Did you know that millions of personal medical emergencies occur each year in the United States? Those could be vehicle accidents, household accidents, heart attacks, strokes, cuts, broken bones or a myriad of other situations.
Did you know that each year in approximately 2 million of those many millions of emergencies, a patient is seriously harmed or injured due to adverse reactions to treatment by paramedics and other medical professional?
Did you know that in the USA alone, on average, about 11,400 individuals per month actually die because paramedic and doctors did not have the critical personal medical information readily available to guide them in their treatment?
The Ultimate Life-Saver Solution
The real solution to assist medical professional to help save over 130,000 lives each in a medical emergency is for every adult to carry a comprehensive medical information card or medical I.D. Card.
Some people wear a medical I.D. Bracelet. That is fine to disclose one or two major maladies, but it is not nearly comprehensive enough.
Some people carry a digital USB memory device with their medical information, but that requires that paramedics carry a computer with completely compatible software, which is something they cannot universally do. And computerized devices take way too much time to figure out and read at a time when every minute and every second counts in saving a life.
A simple to read, yet comprehensive hard copy written medical I.D. card and form is what paramedics actually prefer in an emergency. They will find it when they quickly look for a person’s identification, driver’s license and medical information. They will then be able to glance at it within a matter of seconds and discover personal medical information critical to their treatment. A card like this can help save many lives.
In America, over 150 million individuals are now over 50 years of age, and many have allergies, medical problems, health issues, injuries, implants or are taking prescription drugs. Paramedics and doctors need to know about all these in emergency situations when time is of the essence.
Over 300 million American’s drive a car. Every driver is at risk of having an accident, and it would behoove them to carry a card with their blood type, medical information, living will and organ donor status.
A concise yet comprehensive medical I.D. card to be carried at all times is the best solution to minimize medical risk in an emergency situation, to reduce the chances for further complications and to help save lives.