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.
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.
The CAA is the peak body for Australia and New Zealand’s public ambulance services to collaborate on ambulance and pre-hospital issues. This initiative ensures the national marketing and distribution of the book under one entity and will enable the EMIB™ to continue to save many lives as the book has done for more than 18 years.