Friday, February 25, 2011

Three good reasons to wear a Code Amber Alertag

Playground Accidents are the Leading Cause of Injury to Elementary School Kids. About 150,000 children end up in US emergency rooms each year because of accidental injuries involving playground equipment. 3 out of 4 accidents occur on school grounds and in public areas.

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 14.

Over 784,000 people die annually due to medical mistakes.
Comparatively, the 2001 annual death rate for heart disease was 699,697 and the annual death rate for cancer was 553,251.

Code Amber Alertag is a discrete ID tag that fits on your keychain and provides access to vital life-saving information in case of emergency.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

730,000 kids die every year due to accidents

kids ages 5 to 14 get hurt more often than bikers of any other age! Among American children and adolescents, sports and recreational activities comprise about 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries. Head injury is the leading cause of wheeled sports related deaths. In fact, among children ages 0 to 14, traumatic brain injuries result in 400,000 emergency room visits every year, according to Thankfully, more kids are wearing helmets and carrying Code Amber Alertags.

A study by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says sports-related injuries are a major factor of kids visits to the emergency room. In 2006, 22 percent of hospital emergency department visits were for kids ages 5 to 17 due to sports-related injuries. Boys had three times more visits than girls. Teens also outnumbered younger children - teens were five times more likely to be treated in emergency departments.

When a kid arrive at the hospital having suffered a head trauma, they may be incoherent or worse unconscious. Who will answer the hospital staffs 20 questions...Allergies, preexisting conditions, blood type, medications and so on.

That is why the prepared parent has each of their children... and themselves carry the Code Amber Alertag. The unthinkable may happen and if it did you would be assured of the proper treatment because the health professions providing services were well informed.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

When You Travel do You Carry Your Medical Records With You?

What would happen if you or a member of your family were in a strange city or even another country and had a medical emergency?

Your personal medical records are back home in your Doctor's office in a file on a shelf. Worse yet, your Doctor's office is closed and they can only help you if the answering service can contact them right away and your Doctor can remember enough about your medications, allergies and any conditions your are being treated for to help your attending physician, or Emergency Medical Technician, with the proper course of treatment. It could be worse, if you are unconscious or incapacitated and cannot speak for yourself, the attending medical professional would not even know whom to try to contact, leaving them no option but to do their best with no pertinent information about you or your current condition.

When time is of the essence, the above scenario is unacceptable and could cost you, or a loved one, their life.

Over 100,000 people die every year from preventable medical errors. That makes this the fifth leading cause of death in the United States alone. Over 90% of those errors could have been avoided if the EMT or doctor had quick and easy access to vital information about the patient when first treated.

Emergency personnel are trained to look for Emergency Medical Information when they arrive on the scene. Unfortunately, they rarely find it.

Fortunately, you have a secure and affordable solution for you and your family that will protect you world wide.

The Code Amber Alertag is always with you and provides secure access (256 bit encryption, the same as your bank uses) to your Personal Medical Records electronically within seconds from anywhere in the world from any Internet enabled device including smart phones. Literally everything a Doctor or EMT would need to know in order to treat you or a family member at their finger tips in seconds.

Code Amber Alertag, never leave home without it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Alzheimer's Patients Who Wander away from their homes

Here’s a shocking statistic we found on 60% of Alzheimer’s patients wander away from their homes or care facilities at some point. Half of those who aren’t found within 24 hours end up severely injured or dead. Here’s another shocker: By the year 2050, there will be 16 million adults with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. alone. Which means 3 million mothers, fathers, siblings, neighbors, grandparents, and friends could go missing.

According to Professor Andrew Carle, it’s actually harder to find a missing senior citizen than a missing child. Why? Because when a child’s all alone, it seems odd, so passersby pay attention. However, adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or schizophrenia often look normal, and may simply be overlooked. Edward Rochford, the sheriff of Morris County, New Jersey, says that even with 50 rescue workers searching, it can take more than eight hours to find a missing person. Which is way too long for a senior citizen who may be frail, disoriented, or need medication.