How Being an Unidentified Patient Can Lower Survival Rates

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In an emergency medical situation where a patient isn’t responsive and cannot identify themselves to medical professionals, the chances of survival are affectedlowered. Patient identification can make a huge difference in a person’s outcome  health and well-being while they receive emergency care.

At ERinfo, we are dedicated to patient safety. We’ve created the best tool for patient identification, so you can have peace of mind that you’re in the best hands possible in an emergency medical situation as an unidentified patient. Read on to learn more about the risks of being an unidentified patient, and sign up for ERinfo today.

No Access to Medical History

When a patient is unidentified, you may have heard these patients referred to as “Jane Doe” or “John Doe,” it is nearly impossible for emergency medical service providers to access medical records and medical history. This information is essential for providing accurate diagnosis and treatment. 

Unknown Allergies 

When receiving medical care in the past, you may have noticed medical professionals will ask about any allergies you have. Primarily, this is used to determine which medications are not safe for you to use. Without this information, there is a risk that the emergency medical services provided will not have the best results possible.

Less Accurate Treatments

Without understanding the patient, their history, and the details of the current situation, it’s hard for medical professionals to provide accurate treatment. If an emergency medical situation is caused by a preexisting condition, your treatment may not be determined with this in mind. Patient identification leads to more accurate treatments.

How ERinfo Can Help

ERinfo’s purpose is to help emergency medical service providers identify patients as soon as possible. With this identification, they can access medical records, history, emergency contacts, and more. Every second counts in an emergency medical situation and ERinfo can make all the difference when it comes to you receiving the best, and most effective, care possible.

Learn more about how ERinfo can make a difference in you and your family’s well-being through effective patient identification, and sign up for your membership today!

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