Food allergies, asthma and other medical conditions are becoming more and more common among children these days, and as a result nursery staff are having to manage many more children’s medicines than they used to.
Making sure that medicines don’t go out of date can be a headache for nursery staff, which is where Medilert can help.
Medilert is a new secure online service for managing medicines in nurseries. It monitors expiry dates of medicines, producing reports for a nursery and automatically notifying parents via an email or text message when their child's medicine is going to expire.
Colin Johnson was inspired to develop Medilert after encountering problems with his own children’s medicines in nurseries. Both his children have egg allergies and when his son’s nursery asked Colin to renew his medicine it was already three months out of date.
Medilert is an online application so there is no complicated software to buy or install.
The data is held securely and backed up, which means that information about medicines is safe even in the event of a fire, flood or break-in.
Using a simple system of text messages and emails nurseries can push the responsibility for ensuring medicines are up to date back on to the parents.
“We are really looking forward to the Childcare Expo 2011. We heard so many good things about the event last year that we felt it would be a fantastic opportunity to show off our new Medilert product this year." says Colin Johnson.
“Medilert is a new and unique product in this sector and we think the Childcare Expo is a great way for us make contact with lots of potential customers.”
Early years settings can take advantage of a free trial available via the website which gives a month’s access.
Medilert can be found on B39 at this year’s Childcare Expo. To find out more visit www.medilert.co.uk