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A Brief History of the Emergency Medical Information Book Project Inc.
In late 1998 a member of the Rotary Club of Tea Tree Gully, whilst employed as an Estimator, was approached by a Paramedic from the SA Ambulance Service seeking an estimate for producing a book that had been designed by a group of Paramedics.
This Estimate was required so that Service Clubs could be approached to get financial support for a Pilot Project in local area.
In the opinion of the member it was a worthwhile concept and one that the three Group 6 Rotary Clubs in the North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide could adopt as a Community Service Project.
A combined meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Tea Tree Gully, Modbury and Golden Grove was arranged and a Paramedic of SA Ambulance Service was invited to explain the concept of the book and possible Project to the members.
The Book, to be known as the Emergency Medical Information Book — hereafter referred to as EMIB — is a pocket size book in which individuals record their personal and medical history, together with a list of medications they are taking and other relevant details.
When completed the book folds in half and fits neatly into a plastic wallet which has three magnets for attaching to the refrigerator door.
In the event of an emergency, and an ambulance is called, the paramedics can recover and check the EMIB for information relevant to the patient and possibly assisting them in determining the possible problem and allowing them to commence treating the patient prior to and during the trip to hospital.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.emib.org.au