Emergency Medical Information Booklet - EMIB

The Rotary Club of Armidale Central implemented the EMIB Project for the Armidale community in February 2015.

 

The EMIB project was first started by a Rotary Club in South Australia, in conjunction with Lions clubs and the ambulance services of all the states of Australia.

 

The book is a small folding document that contains personal details, medical history and a list of medications. It slips into a plastic sleeve which has small fridge magnets on the back and then can be attached to the fridge. In case of an emergency the ambulance officers can very quickly establish the vital information and expedite treatment and transfer to hospital if required.

 

EMIB cover

The cover of the Emergency Medical Information Booklet

 

This information could save your life in an emergency!!

The books are available free of charge from pharmacies and all general practices in Armidale. A gold coin donation is encouraged so that our Club can continue to provide this service into the future.

 

Rotarian Gerry de Gabrielle at the EMIB launch

Rotarian Gerry De Gabriele at the EMIB launch

This project has been an outstanding success so far. The Club has had to repeatedly replenish stocks in the surgeries and pharmacies. As one Club member said "If only one life is saved then the effort and cost will all be worthwhile".