The ultimate bag packing guide for overnight hospital stays
Visiting hospital can be traumatic at the best of times, but if you’re having to stay in overnight for a planned operation, an emergency or perhaps some respite, it can be even more stressful if you’re not prepared for all eventualities.
This article will provide you with all the guidance you need to ensure your routine prescriptions and medications are always with you in hospital, whilst raising awareness of your condition in the event of an emergency.
Small and large insulated Medpacs ideal for diabetic and asthmatic sufferers
Depending on the amount of medical equipment and medication you need, a small or large insulated Medpac provides you with a perfectly portable medical storage solution. The thermal lining of our insulated Medpacs helps to regulate the temperature of medication, which is necessary for medication that needs to be stored at certain temperatures e.g. insulin.
The sturdy, splash-proof nylon material stands up to wear and tear with ease and each Medpac comes with a metal clip that can be attached to belt loops, rucksacks and changing bags to ensure it never gets left behind.
Twist and Seal sickbags – handy post-op supplies
If you require an operation at hospital, it is not uncommon for you to feel nauseous when you wake from your general anaesthetic. Post-operative nausea is a side-effect which can last for up to 24-hours after surgery, so it’s important to be prepared for all eventualities.
Our Twist and Seal Sickbags are an essential item in your overnight bag. These self-fastening bags are a hygienic and dignified solution for those suffering from sickness after an operation or a bout of chemotherapy.
Medpac pill organiser – maintain your daily routine with ease
Those with medical conditions can often find it somewhat bamboozling having to keep up with all their tablets and painkillers; particularly those who must take multiple tablets each day. To avoid any confusion during a hospital stay, why not purchase one of our pill organisers that can store your medication for every day of the week.
Made of durable white plastic and labelled clearly in orange, Medpac pill organisers are hygienic and easy to use. Their pop-shut lids are made for simple operation for even those with restricted dexterity.
Tap2Tag® wristband – store your vital life-saving information
The Tap2Tag® wristbands take the traditional hospital bands to a whole new level. Designed to be comfortable for inpatients to wear 24/7, the wristband has a unique code which can be scanned by passers-by or hospital staff using any smartphone or internet-enabled device to gain access to urgent medical information in the event of an emergency. The code can store known allergies, medical conditions and emergency contact details.
None of this sensitive information is physically stored on the wristband itself, so you don’t have to worry about data protection in the event it’s misplaced. The unique code is attributed to a file in ‘the cloud’ which is disclosed to passers-by or medics via NFC technology.
Thanks to Medpac’s medication and medical information storage solutions, all you need to focus on is rest and recuperation.