Severe allergies to medication:
Giving a patient a certain medication they are allergic to could kill them rather than save their life.
If a patient is on a blood thinning drug (Warfarin) and receives a non steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drug there is a huge risk of haemorrhage. bleeding out and death.
There are a huge number of patients with pacemakers, a paramedic needs to know this before treating or again he might kill the patient rather than save their life.
There are hundreds of thousands of patients with medical conditions in South Africa. Diabetics, they can go into a diabetic coma at any time. Heart condition patients, Organ donors, Epileptic patients and Transplant patients.
All of the above conditions need special attention before medical treatment, thus explaining how vital the patient information is to the attending medical officer. Calling a call centre and trying to write down the information, at night, in the rain, sirens blaring and people screaming is virtually impossible. Our new monitoring system together with an SMS service provider will simply, with the click of a mouse SMS all this vital information to the medical officer’s cell phone that could and will save some ones life. We are implementing this SMS system free of charge to our patients, therefore making it accessible to everyone who needs it.