Palm Coast, Florida (PRWEB) September 12, 2011
A new product has emerged which utilizes smartphone technology to help first responders get on the spot access to a victims allergies, medications and basic medical information within seconds. The card features the holder’s photo, name and QR Code that once scanned gives medical personnel access to all the pertinent information. The back of the card again has the holder’s name in addition to the year of birth, emergency contact information, blood type, allergies and any specific medical conditions.
By far the most common type of injury accident involving children are those that also involve motor vehicle collisions. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), nearly 250,000 children are injured every year in car accidents. This means that on any given day nearly 700 children are harmed due to accidents on our roadways. Of the 250,000 kids injured each year, approximately 2,000 die from their injuries.
Due to the state of today's economy, more and more funding is getting reduced or cut out all together in our school systems. Budget cuts for transporting the children to and from school is just one issue that has parents very concerned. This means that more and more children are either walking, riding bicycles or skateboarding to school. Children generally do not carry identification, a wallet or purse, so having a sticker that works the same as the actual card is invaluable. In the event of an emergency situation, First Responders have a difficult time identifying the child and any possible medications, allergies or medical conditions they may have. With this card, once the code is scanned, a notification email is immediately sent to the child's parents alerting them that the child's card has been activated.
After reviewing this product, Child Injury attorney Mr. Christopher Davis said "I believe this product will be tremendously beneficial in the event of a serious accident. When a child is injured without identification EMTs must scramble for medical information and parent contact numbers. This unique ID card will alleviate the unknown and provide emergency personnel the critical information they need when they need it."
This program is also invaluable for children who participate in school sporting events, such as Football, Basketball, Soccer and Baseball. Approximately 3 million children and adolescents ages 14 and under get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. More than 775,000 children and adolescents ages 14 and under are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year. Most of the injuries occurred as a result of falls, being struck by an object, collisions, and overexertion during unorganized or informal sports activities, as reported by Childrens Hospital Boston.
19 year old cardholder, Kaitlin Cross of Casselbury FL states "I am a college student living on my own for the first time. I feel secure knowing that even though I am away from home, if something happens to me, My mom will get notified immediately."
Started in October 2011, MyInfo911 provides emergency identification cards that use QR codes to provide pertinent medical history information to first responders and other medical providers. The Palm Coast, Florida based company’s cards have the person’s picture, name and QR code on the front and the person’s name, year of birth, emergency contact, blood type, allergies and specific medical conditions on the back. All the other information provided by the customer is stored on a secure server and can be accessed by a First Responder by scanning the QR Code. There are multiple levels of security to protect the persons information. The customer has the freedom to choose what information they want to provide. For more information visit http://www.myinfo911.com