We have changed the cover of the Emergency Medical Information Book cover to bring this in-line with the Council of Ambulance Authorities national identification. The book can be used anywhere in Australia.
After several requests, a visa/master card option has been introduced when you make purchases through ‘The EMIB Shop’
Purchases of the Emergency Medical Information Book or the Pocket edition of the EMIB are then sent to you via Australia Post.
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The EMIB ‘pocket edition’ has been designed to fit a standard wallet or pocket so that you may carry it with you at all times.
Information in the ‘pocket edition’ does not replace your own Emergency Medical Information Book, but rather be a prompt for contact details, medications and medical conditions.
The Emergency Medical Information Book has saved many lives and we know many people have purchased another book so they can carry the second copy with them, especially when travelling. We have responded with these requests by creating a ‘pocket edition’ with most of the details recorded in your main EMIB. https://emib.org.au/shop/emib-for-pocket/
It will be important to keep both copies updated especially with changes to medications etc.
In the event of a medical emergency, you can feel at easy that your medical records will be with you and able to be handed to a paramedic or medical personal.
A typical scenario is that distraught family members may be unable to give correct details of the patient’s condition, or the medication they may be on. The paramedics physically have to collect all the patients medication in the house, try and obtain a medical history and take it to the hospital with the patient. The Emergency Medical Information Book is a life saver.
The Emergency Medical Information Book – contains all of your information and medical records which is needed if or when an ambulance is called and you need to be transported to a hospital. This small book contains patient contacts, service or carer provider information, medications and any medical condition, so a paramedic is able to treat and ready a patient for transport to a hospital.
If you have a mobile phone, then download this great app –https://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/
The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners.
The app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide the critical location details required to mobilise emergency services.