Pandemic Business Solutions

Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card 3/2021- 4/2021

Although home office is the gold standard to reduce contacts and therefore prevent work- related SARS CoV-2 infections some of us have to be present at work regularly or at least sometimes.

Employers are in charge to cut this necessity down to a minimum of time and have to present effective hygienic concepts for the workplace itself. However, “working” also includes commuting and sometimes even traveling which means exposing employees to a risk of infection out of direct control of the employer. The best way to go to work in terms of infection control is individual transport.

If individual transport is not possible, employers alternatively can organize transport of their staff at least in small groups (“tunnel to work”).

Whenever employees are dependent on public transport they should follow the “rules” of precaution already mentioned in the last blog.

(https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public)

Employers in this case could offer support by providing asks and effective hand rub to minimize risk of infection.

As soon as rapid-antigen-tests for SARS CoV-2 for untrained people are approved by local authorities, regular testing at the workplace might be a meaningful option to avoid work- related infections as well.
To date, international travelling is restricted to a high extent and replaced by digital solutions.
In the event of an inevitable job- related journey employer and employee should both check the actual regulations of all affected countries/areas (entry, quarantine, accommodation) and anticipate possible changes during the time of the trip.

A special focus should be on the testing options at the destination to assure an uncomplicated way back home as well as the knowledge of a medical contact for eventual treatment and the availability of all necessary medical information of the persons travelling.

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you. It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.
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The challenges of social isolation

Read the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card 1/ 2021- 2/2021

The challenges of social isolation and precautions one can take
Today, there is huge evidence that social isolation as we all experience it in lock- down times is a risk factor for mental and physical disorders.

Social isolation can lead to e.g. anxiety, depression, anger, sleep disturbance and create the feeling of loneliness. All of these can boost each other and generate physical problems or aggravate chronic diseases like dementia or Parkinson`s disease for example. For prevention, a fixed structure of the day, regular exercise and a balanced diet can be helpful.

Digital media can only absorb some of these effects as nothing can replace a real touch or a face- to -face talk.
Hence, the elderly as the ones with chronic illnesses and without being digital native are supposed to be most vulnerable. If people are integrated in a lively, manifold social network they better take care of themselves and by
experiencing the care of others the impact of isolation on their health is cushioned.

How to maintain this most efficiently during lock- down? Firstly, persons at risk, their relatives and friends have to sensitize each other to these facts and interrelations.

On the basis of a regular and open communication, the knowledge of each other`s sorrows and pain as well as medical complaints low-threshold service can be offered within the network before worsening takes place or maybe even professional healthcare has to be involved.

This is true for numerous problems of daily life that normally are trivial to solve like getting fresh supply of regular medication.

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you.
It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.
Register for your World Medical Card subscription and download the app now

Thinking about Christmas…

Read the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card, 12/ 2020- 1/2021:

«Thinking about Christmas…
Christmas time and the ending of the year does not mean a calm and relaxing time for emergency departments and prehospital emergency services.
In contrast, a multitude of patients has to be treated on top as their family doctors are closed. People do not know where else to address to and are uncertain although their sense of self maybe tells 
them that it is only a minor health problem.

It is not uncommon that especially at this specific time of the year these health issues are the physical mirror of stress or overwhelming expectations but also the result of less movement and a vast quantity of food.

Taking into account the pandemic situation this may become even more obvious this year. Preexisting illnesses like e.g. stomach problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or headaches could worsen. Family doctors do know their patients´ medical history and social situation very well.

They could value and treat their complaints that sometimes can even mimic severe health problems much more effective than doctors in the emergency setting who meet these patients for the first time.

In order to avoid the onset of physical complaints at all and therefore reduce workload of emergency medicine around Christmas it could be helpful if family members share their thoughts, fears and level of stress and take regular walks outside as well!»

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you.
It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.

Register for your World Medical Card subscription and download the app now

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ICD-10 codes and COVID-19

When you have your World Medical Card, the diagnoses you choose to put in to your card automatically codes to the WHO standard. The codes for COVID -19 have already been created in your World Medical Card so that you can keep track and document your COVID-19 tests if mandatory.

Read more in the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card, 11/12 2020:

«International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – ICD.

Most likely, a great amount of us already has recognized some strange alphanumeric codes on a hospital report. In most cases they appear just before the name of the illness one was diagnosed to have.  However, most people never question what they are for and where they come from.

Historically, these numbers were set up to make international statistics of the illnesses on the basis of which people died! This goes back to the 19th century.

Today, the ICD- code is the most accepted international classification system of illnesses and symptoms in general. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is in charge to frequently update the system.

Currently, we are dealing with the 10th version, but ICD-11 is on its way and will become effective with the beginning of 2022. Although there are some local modifications in several countries, the essence of the alphanumerical code is equally used.

To give you an example: someone who was treated for lower back pain will find the “M54.5” on his report and if you are suffering from high blood pressure “I10.9” should be written on yours.

If you already suffered from COVID 19 disease the ICD code for this is U07.1”.
There might be some extending digits e.g. defining the side.

Next to using it for statistic evaluation of the prevalence of illnesses, ICD codes can also be used to regulate the financial side of the health system as for a certain ICD code there is a certain payment that every hospital gets.
Find out more «

ICD KOder

With World Medical Card you do not need to worry about finding the right ICD-10 code. When you register your diagnosis the system is set up to identify and find the matching ICD-10 code. This secures you will be understood by medical personel all over the world.

The World Health Organizations ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 is already in, so you can easily register, keep track and document your COVID-19 test.
Register for your World Medical Card subscription and download the app now.

 

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Challenges with Alzheimer’s and my mother’s everyday life

I want to write a little story about the challenges with Alzheimer’s and my mother’s everyday life that we faced for a long period of her life, before she became so ill that she came under municipal care.

I am one of those who have experienced that my mother just disappeared further and further into herself, and what difficulties it represented when I, as the main relative, would try to help her in her everyday life.

My mother was diagnosed in 2013, but she managed so well that she could live in her cozy apartment, which became her little paradise.

But unfortunately the memory disappeared more and more as time went on, and I was trying to help her as best as I could, both with medication, doctor visits, glasses / lenses and everything else.

What I experienced was that despite authorizations, it became very difficult to have insight in, for example, which medicines she should take and when she should take them.

Time and time again she stood at the pharmacy to get her medication from her prescriptions, but did not know which ones she should get. And the pharmacist only saw a long list of medicines on the prescription, so they could not help her.
I was added to the official heath site in Norway as a relative, and tried to find out something there, but it was almost impossible to orientate myself in this professional language area.

The same regarding her vision. She started putting away glasses in various places, but I did not know her visual acuity, so it was difficult to buy new ones. She did not remember the strength herself.
Eventually she got in to the municipal healthcare service for elderly suffering from dementia. I really appreciate what they have done so far and their patience. But I experience again that she receives medication without me being informed.
And it would have been so easy to have one place to keep record of this, so I have a simple overview.

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Now I’m in some of the same situation with my brother.
He is not suffering from demetia, but has other challenges, which means I have to be available to help him.

BUT – A BIG DIFFERENCE – I helped him download the World Medical Card app.
In addition, I have helped him enter the medications with a note when the various are to be taken.
We have entered diagnoses, that I am the head-relative – with phone number, visual acuity and all other important information.
He has shared the app with me, so now I can easily look it up for him if he is stuck at the pharmacy, or if he is traveling and running out of medicine.
We have also loaded the travel insurance certificate, so I can make sure that he gets quick help if something should happen.
Visual acuity for each of the eyes is also there, in case he forgets it.

I often think about how much the World Medical Card app could have helped my mother and me in such a difficult situation, with all the other challenges that also arise in the wake of this disease.
And I know at least that I will ease these challenges for my children by having the app shared and available to my loved ones.

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Also read the story of Per and the wasp

9 good reasons to order World Medical Card

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Are you allergic to wasp?

Per is hypersensitive to wasp but loves to be outdoors.
As always, he cruises on his Harley, of course with an open helmet, and does not think that he can really be in a high danger situation. Not because of the motorcycle ride, but because of the angry wasp that has just landed on his cheek.
The wasp does not like speed, and stings Per on the cheek.
Per notices the sting and pulls over to the side. He quickly becomes ill. The situation is worsening and Per loses consciousness. His biker buddies do not understand what has happened.
This can end badly.

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BUT:
Per has WORLD MEDICAL CARD as an app on his phone, and he has been so foresighted that he has shared this with a couple of his biker friends.
One friend looks at the app, sees the sting and quickly realizes what has happened.
In addition to having access to the information about Per’s allergies, Per has also noted in the app that the adrenaline pen is in the bag in front of the motorcycle – just in case.
It is also stated in the app which doctor the comrades should call if such a situation should arise. And they also find the contact details for Per’s partner.

Be Smart like Per and be prepared for the unexpected.

Register your profile now:
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Per’s friends follow what is written on the WORLD MEDICAL CARD app, and Per regain consciousness again. Thanks to Per’s preparation and the with the help of his mates this luckily ended well!
Do your friends know what to do if you have a severe allergic reaction or something unexpected should happen?

If you and your friends are signed up to WORLD MEDICAL CARD, you can share the critical information
you have uploaded- something that ultimately can save lives?

Do not expect others to guess your needs, take charge and always keep an updated medical profile with you. #beprepard # helpushelpyou

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9 REASONS WHY A WORLD MEDICAL CARD SUBSCRIPTION IS A SMART CHOICE

Here are 9 reasons our members list as the key rationale for why a World Medical Card subscription
makes them feel safer and better prepared for unpredicted challenges in their everyday life.
Read through and see which ones that match with you and your family’s needs to obtains a safer day.

1. ALWAYS AVAILABLE
With the World Medical Card, you always have your medical information with you at all hours of the
day. You can choose to have this either on the app on the phone or as a physical card.

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2. USER-CONTROLLED INFORMATION
You choose what information you want to upload.
Here you can enter:
Diagnosis you have or precautions that should be taken as consequence of the diagnosis
Medications you use
Allergies you have
Specification for glasses and lenses
Health challenges that are not registered with your doctor – such as sore shoulder, neck problems or
other
Surgeries and comments on post-surgery challenges you have experienced
Other ailments, medications, or important information

3. EASY TO SHARE
You choose who you want to share the app and information with.
It provides security and removes anxiety as you can share your medical profile with your closest family
and relatives.
If you are traveling, you can choose to share with your travel companion temporarily, so that they can
help you if a medical challenge should arise.

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4. PROVIDE SUPPORT TO RELATIVES

The World Medical Card allows you to help your parents or others in the family who lose track of their
medications. If they have shared their medical profile with you, you can easily go in and explain to the
pharmacy, doctor, or others both at home and abroad, the needs of those that have trusted you to
assist.
If dementia should occur in the immediate family, the World Medical Card is providing an easy and safe
way to be a helper.

Read more about the World Medical Card now

5. UNDERSTOOD ALL OVER THE WORLD
The medical information you upload is coded according to WHO standards, so that you are understood
by healthcare professionals – anywhere in the world, 24/7.
If you run out of medicine, and do not know what it is called in the country you are in, you can show the
app, and you will get the right medicine.
In addition, diagnosis, medicines, and allergies are translated into 19 languages.

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6. FAST ACCESS TO EMERGENCY CONTACT
You can enter information about relatives, your General Practitioner, or others that health professionals
can contact if a situation arises.

7. DONOR INFORMATION
Here you can enter a picture of your donor card, so that you have all the information gathered in one
place.

8. TRAVEL INSURANCE
Also, in the My File function it is easy to include a photo and information about your travel insurance,
your passport, and other relevant information. Everything you need is easily accessible.

9. WORLD MEDICAL CARD – It is simply clever and makes you prepared for the unexpected
Smart – Easy – Safe – Secure

Order your World Medical Card now

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75 procent av all huvudvärk är spänningshuvudvärk.    

Spänningshuvudvärk är periodisk eller kronisk huvudvärk som oftast uppkommer i samband med stress eller annan psykisk påfrestning.

Spänningshuvudvärk är inte detsamma som migrän, men omkring tio procent av alla som då och då får spänningshuvudvärk, har dessutom migrän.

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