“As the next generation in compliant medication management, this leading-edge pill box organizer protects the user and prevents medication errors with its helpful alarm and flashing lights."
Elberton, GA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has recently joined into a distribution partnership with MED-Q to offer their innovative Automatic Pill Dispenser Organizer to a larger consumer audience. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, MED-Q began with inventor Lee DeMar’s ingenious creation of an Automatic Pill Dispenser Organizer as a solution to the problem of non-compliance, or not taking medicine as prescribed. DeMar’s experience in working with registered nurses and patients and listening to their frustrations with this very important issue led him to invent this unique tool to more efficiently manage medication schedules for the patient, the caregiver and hospital personnel.
Non-compliance is a huge problem, even labeled as “America’s Other Drug Problem” by the Wall Street Journal. Nurses whom DeMar had consulted with often remarked, “We work hard to get our patients better, send them home, and they return within days or weeks to the ER simply from not taking their medication properly.” The World Health Organization has estimated that up to 90% of the population does not take their medications properly, creating an overwhelming problem that crosses age, sex, race, income level and education barriers. One in ten hospital admissions is a direct result of double/over dosing, forgetting or taking the wrong medications, and these medication errors lead to over 125,000 preventable deaths in the USA every year.
MED-Q’s goal to create an ‘all-in-one’ medication dispenser, organizer and reminder that was user-friendly and reliable led them into intensive research with input from nursing professionals, end user studies, trial designs and prototypes. Their perfected final product is simple to use, featuring a unique cascading audio alarm that increases in volume for five minute cycles until the pills are taken or the next alert button is activated. Another helpful feature is the visual reminder system, highlighting LED Lite-Box technology. The pill dispenser will flash this LED light in the individual container containing the pills that need to be taken, eliminating mistakes and confusion.
The ergonomic design of this avant-garde pill organizer offers an oversized LCD screen and oversized buttons for simpler viewing and programming, and oversized fingertip tabs for easy opening and scooping of the individual pill compartments. Choices of models include white with a single beep alarm, or blue or black with a double beep alarm. “We are delighted to introduce more consumers to the ease and simplicity of the Pill Dispenser Organizer from MED-Q,” said Hulet Smith, OTR/L, MBA and CEO of Rehabmart. “As the next generation in compliant medication management, this leading-edge pill box organizer protects the user and prevents medication errors with its helpful alarm and flashing lights. Well suited for individual users, caregivers, home health care and hospital personnel, this superior quality MED-Q medication organizer is a wonderful answer to solving medication non-compliance.”
As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to providing superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.