I have just been reading about medicsticks great idea but surely what about a special asthma alert one! An Asthma USB stick which people can get from AUK. People can fill their own details, medictions, NoK, allergies and even with an area that their hospital/GP can input emergency treatment protocol and contact details of the appropriate asthma team. Send the software for accessing this to every A&E and make it easily downloadable from the web and run a huge awareness campaign. Every asthmatic with one who pitches up and A&E the Drs just have to wack the stick into the computer and they have all the information at their finger tips. Having spoken to a software developer the software would not be that complicated to write, USB sticks are not that expensive and this could save lives as well as making people more aware that asthma needs to be taken seriously.
Is the idea of asthmatics around the UK carrying usb drives which say ""AUK Asthma Alert"" on one side ""asthma-stick"" on the other and hospitals knowing what to do with them and how to use them mad or a potential life saver?