"One of the highest priorities at GWRRA is to ensure the health and safety of our 74,000+ members," said Ed Price, Marketing Director at GWRRA.
"We are pleased to join forces with miCARD to ensure our association riders are prepared for any kind of a medical event. No matter where our members go, we know that the lifesaving medical information on miCARD will be with them. I personally carry miCARD in my wallet all the time, as I travel extensively."
Carrying medical information ensures that emergency personnel have the critical information they need to make lifesaving decisions should an accident occur.
In less than one minute, miCARD gives medical personnel in the field a readable summary of a member's vital medical information.
This includes: current medical conditions, critical medications, emergency contacts, allergies and more. miCARD's wallet card is further supported by an online PHR which stores additional member information such as: advance directives, physician contacts, EKG's, lab results, and current medications.
"Critical decisions about your health are made in the first few minutes of your emergency care," said Dr. James Kelley, a practicing ER physician and co-founder of micard.com. "If you are unconscious or incapacitated, medical personnel have no knowledge of your existing medical conditions, critical medications or other important details which could impact your care and save your life."