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MJ Podcast 180: Invisible Bracelet - Great Start for National Preparedness Month

Workable communication is key to managing any crisis...individual emergencies, local events, and large-scale disasters, all need an efficient means of communication. National Preparedness Month is September, 2010 and encourages everyone to be better prepared - Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. A great way to start your personal and professional National Preparedness Month activities is to enhance communication.

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How about a means of improving communications for every-day emergencies and large-scale events? I found an answer with Invisible Bracelet (iB)...an online tool that allows targeted medical information to be available to emergency responders and others involved in health care delivery. iB is not a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record or EMR, its a snapshot of vital information (that you control) available for responders to act on in case of emergency.

Th iB system also tackles communication with family members - simple to program In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact information allows the iB system to send a text message to emergency contacts letting them know you or your loved one has been taken to a hospital.

This week on Mitigation Journal Podcast, I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Mark Tornstrom, the Executive Director of the National Medic Network for iB (listen to MJ#180). In our conversation, Mark details the functionality of this vital service. Tune in to the podcast as we discuss the role for this technology in every-day and disaster events as well as the benefits to traditional and non-traditional responders. 

Functional, with just the basic information needed to save a life...Invisible Bracelet is a great fit for National Preparedness Month. For more on National Preparedness Month, go to www.ready.gov and for all the details of iB got www.invisiblebracelet.org...and, of course, keep checking Mitigation Journal Podcast/Blog for the latest in emergency response.

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