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Medication Safety at Home: When the Small Print Can Kill - Part 2
New product focuses on reducing potentially deadly medication errors at home.
CLEVELAND - Dec. 7, 2018 - PRLog -- Every minute of every day, three Americans call a poison control center because they've made a major mistake with their medication, too many of which are caused by important warnings and instructions that are simply too small to read.
With an estimated 1.3 million Americans being injured annually by medication errors, a startup led by an Ohio nurse is the first to focus on solving the problem of critical information found on medication labels and packaging that is simply too small to read.
Taking the fight for medication safety into the home.
"Up to this point our focus has been on reducing medication errors in hospitals by giving nurses the magnification they need to read the labels of the medications they are giving patients," said Janeen Jones, RN, BSN, CCRN, the company founder. "With the release of our new EZ Read™ product, we are taking our fight against potentially deadly medication errors being caused by small print into the home."
A nearly universal problem.
According to Investigative Ophthalmology and Optical Science1, by the age of 30 the average person has lost 20% of their ability to focus on small print and by age 45 we've lost more than 85%. Need proof? Just take a quick look around any sit-down restaurant. "Cheaters" (reading glasses) are everywhere as patrons struggle to read the menu.
Now consider that information critical to the safe and appropriate use of medications can be found in print up to 4 times smaller than you'll find on any menu, and it's not hard to see how dangerous and sometimes deadly mistakes are being made.
Help where it's needed, when it's needed.
If you use or know someone who uses reading glasses, you also know those glasses are seemingly never around when they're needed. The company's new EZ Read™ product has been specially designed to be stored on the cap of the most common prescription bottles to provide just the right amount of magnification exactly where it's needed, when it's needed, to help with reading small print on the labels.
So, who should have EZ Read™ in their medicine cabinet?
Anyone taking prescription medications, adults who give children medications, and caregivers who assist others with their medications. Medication errors being made at home are putting everyone from children to seniors at risk of serious injury or worse.
To learn more about EZ Read™ or to order one for yourself or a family member, check out the company's website at www.magnimed.net.
About Janeil Enterprises, LLC
Janeil Enterprises designs low cost, common sense solutions to help healthcare workers and now consumers read the small print found on medication labels and packaging.
1 Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2008, Vol.49, 2919-2926. doi:10.1167/
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