Our 'medical tag' was designed to aid people when out and about; it’s not just for airports – it’s for use in lots of public places to provide added verification that the pump is medical equipment. It was designed and launched during Home Artificial Nutrition (HAN) week 2017.
We are not sending them out to members routinely, PINNT members will need to apply for one, see below.
You simply attach it to you dedicated feeding rucksack, it’s that easy! You don’t need to do anything with it. If you are stopped for a security check, you can ask them to scan the QR code or use the log in details shown. It will not mention your condition(s) or treatment, it will however allow them to check its genuine medical equipment. Both the QR code and log in information is given on the tag and information card. We ask that you do not share either of these on social media.
Thank you to BD Infusion (the CME pumps) for support in producing the video
We are delighted that our medical tag is now available for all members who wish to order one for their rucksack: portable enteral and parenteral feeding pumps.
You will receive: 1 ‘medical tag’, a covering letter for your personal use and an information card to slot inside your rucksack or handbag.
Applications can be made by:
You must include:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: PINNT, PO Box 3126, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2XS
- Your full name
- Address including your postcode
- A contact telephone number
- Your PINNT membership number.
The 'medical tag' will not eliminate the need for you to verbally explain what you have, why you need it and what’s in your rucksack. It has not been designed to dispense with any supporting letters you usually have when travelling, especially through an airport or departure port. It’s intended use is to ‘verify’ what you’re saying – you are carrying genuine medical equipment.
This is an exclusive offer for PINNT members
Since its launch we asked for feedback, this has been really useful. It will help us modify it and make it even better when the next batch are made. Both the tag and personal card will be given an upgrade. We hope to offer this in 2019.