Last month, MedPro Rx, Inc., a specialty pharmacy providing services to individuals with bleeding disorders and other chronic illnesses, announced the launch and support of the KIDBase program. The KIDBase project was developed in 1999 by the North Carolina State Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children. The program is intended to better prepare families, EMS personnel and caregivers for emergencies involving a “medically fragile child.”
KIDBase allows parents of children with bleeding disorders and other chronic medical conditions to register their medical information with local EMS agencies for future emergencies. A medical information sheet is created for the child containing important data, such as name, address, medical diagnosis, baseline information, current medications and emergency medical plans already in place.
“KIDBase is a wonderful program because it provides portable medical summaries to emergency healthcare providers in the event of an emergency,” said Tiffany Holland, a North Carolina EMSC KIDBase board member. “As a mother of a child with a bleeding disorder, this program gives me the peace of mind of knowing that in an emergency, EMS professionals would have easy access to my child’s crucial health information.”
For more information on KIDBase, visit: http://www.medprorx.com/kidbase.html.
Source: SBWIRE.com, March 16, 2011