SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Going back to school may be a thrilling time for young people; however, many parents feel a twinge of apprehension every time their children board the bus or wave goodbye as they leave for college. Easing some of that apprehension is the mission of ICE Medical Cards (www.ICEMedicalCard.com), a foolproof system for getting critical information to first responders following an accident or serious illness. The ICE Medical Card and Keytag system is available as an annual subscription or a lifetime membership.
"We know that children, and teens in particular, are prone to risk-taking and accidents, but parents can't be present all the time," says Tom Force, creator of the ICE Medical Card system. "The beginning of fall semester is an especially stressful time for concerned parents. Our Medical Cards and Keytags offer a solution for children and their parents who worry about sudden illnesses, accidents and other emergencies."
The National Center for Education Statistics reports that nearly 50 million children attended U.S. elementary and secondary schools in fall 2014, with another 21 million entering or returning to colleges and universities. That's more than the population of the United Kingdom, so clearly the number of serious accidents and illnesses will likewise be significant. Those numbers are almost certain to rise this year.
In an emergency, getting the appropriate medical information to first responders and doctors can dramatically affect outcomes – it's absolutely a matter of life and death in many cases. Accidents that leave a person unconscious present a special challenge. Medical bracelets can only relay so much information, and cell phones are nearly always locked. ICE Medical Cards, on the other hand, provide rapid, straightforward access to every piece of important data from anywhere in the world.
On the back of each ICE Medical Card is a web address, QR code, account number and PIN. First responders can navigate to the website and gain access to the cardholder's profile data. From determining the proper course of treatment to notifying next of kin, the ICE system streamlines emergency response in a way no other technology can match.
Cardholders – or their parents or guardians, in the case of young children – have complete control over the information on their personal profile. Typically, this includes emergency contacts, medical history and conditions, prescription drug information and known allergies. Armed with this knowledge, EMTs and physicians can deliver the best possible care, even when a person is non-responsive.
The ICE Medical Card system comes with a 30-day money back guarantee; parents and their children can therefore try it risk free. Of course, the ICE system is ideally something one never has to use, but it's comforting to know it's there in an emergency.
About ICE Medical Cards
The focus of our company is to facilitate the distribution and use of our I.C.E. protection system. What is I.C.E.? It stands for "In Case of Emergency." Inspired by the real crisis that faces first responders to the scene of serious accidents, an ICE Keytag, along with the more feature-packed ICE Medical Card, provides emergency contact information for members in the event that they are unresponsive. We also provide an EMS Emergency Information Form for the glove box, which can provide EMS personnel with critical care information about our tag holder right at the scene. To learn more, please visit ICEMedicalCard.com.
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