It is truly amazing how many asthma related emergencies can be averted if patients have and use their medications when they need them
Malta, NY (PRWEB) August 23, 2006
The Med Ready Puffer Tote offers those with respiratory illnesses a convenient way to maintain an active lifestyle while keeping their lifesaving medication within reach, saving critical time when asthma attacks.
Inhalers or "puffers" are often prescribed to treat acute asthma attacks or as prophylactic therapy to ease respiratory symptoms. Med Ready's Puffer Tote is "an ounce of prevention" in the form of a lightweight, water-resistant Cordura canvas tote that perfectly secures an asthma inhaler or "puffer" with Velcro. Cordura is a high-performance fabric resistant to abrasions, tears, and scuffs. It is 2X more durable than standard nylon, 3X more durable than polyester, and 10X more durable than cotton duck.
The Puffer Tote can be easily attached to any type of belt using its built-in rear loop or clipped on a backpack or purse with the optional carabineer clip which is included.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 14 million adults and 7 million children in America have asthma. The American Lung Association reports that asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization of children under the age of 15. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) reports that asthma results in roughly 2 million emergency room visits, up to 500,000 hospitalizations, and 4,500 deaths every year.
In 2002, it was estimated that 20 million Americans currently have asthma. Of these, 11.9 million Americans--4.2 million children under 18--had an asthma attack or episode during that same year, reports the National Center for Health Statistics.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately $11.5 billion; indirect costs (e.g. lost productivity) add another $4.6 billion, for a total of $16.1 billion dollars.
”It is truly amazing how many asthma related emergencies can be averted if patients have and use their medications when they need them," explains Kathy Kelly MS, MPH, Nurse Practitioner. "One of the greatest obstacles to treatment is having the medication accessible when it is needed. This can often be challenging for young children or anyone who is physically active or sports oriented. The PufferToteR offers ready access to one's inhaler each day, but most importantly during an asthma attack when time is of the essence."
Med Ready Puffer Totes are available at http://www.medreadytote.com
Cordura is a registered trademark for durable fabrics.