THIS BOOK SAVES LIVES

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. When paramedics are called, 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. 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.

WEB Site Link:    http://www.emib.org.au/
 
Contact Person:  PDG Peter Rostron  Phone  8264 2964   Email:   prostron@emib.org.au  



What is the Emergency Medical Information Book

The ‘Emergency Medical Information Book’ contains all your information and medical records which are needed if or when an ambulance is called, and you need to be transported to a hospital.
When paramedics are called, 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. 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.
Who should have one of these books?
All people, adults and children who ‘take medications or have a medical condition’ should have a book, especially elderly people living on their own.
Each book has a clear plastic sleeve with strip magnets and is placed on the fridge door once it has been filled out by the owner (patient) together with their doctor.

How can your club participate in this great community project?
> Visit the WEB site ‘www.emib.org.au’ and download an order form.
> Order a minimum quantity of 250 books, - your Rotary or Lions Club name will be on the cover
> Distribute the books in your community, through chemist shops, doctor’s surgeries, aged care homes, shopping centre promotions and your local neighbourhood associations.
Counter donation boxes are available
Counter Coin Donation Boxes are available for Rotary and Lions Clubs who wish to place the books in doctors surgeries, hospitals, chemist shops and retirement villages etc;
The counter boxes hold approximately 50 books, and by requesting a gold coin donation for the books, the project becomes self funding.