24 Apr Magnus911: Your go-to tool for emergencies
Allergic reaction, broken limb, natural disaster, manmade event, or any number of other occurrences. They’re all disruptive, unwelcome events. But, they happen. C’est la vie. That’s why we created Magnus911.
Magnus911 ensures secure access to student health information during an emergency. With Magnus911, vital health information can be viewed by, or faxed to, emergency personnel and hospitals. Email alerts and text notifications can be sent to emergency contacts. A wallet card for each account contains directions to access the information online, as well as printed vital information on the card. Schools can determine which information is printed, including all vital information, or none. Magnus911 is accessible online from any web-enabled device, so regardless of where the student goes, the information follows and is available to emergency personnel when it is needed most. But, just like using Magnus911 to prepare for the unpredictable, you have to prepare for lack of Internet access too. Thankfully, Magnus911 has that covered.
Schools have taken a couple of approaches for this situation.
- Some schools have printed a second Magnus911 card for every student. This approach means the student has one card on their person, and the nurse, coach, or school staff member has the other copy. They then store all of the duplicate student cards in a sealed envelope, with the date and group name written across the seal. This method discourages unauthorized access, and ensures that if the envelope is accessed, it is evident by the broken seal.
- Other schools have remained digital by creating a PDF of all student Magnus911 codes, and saving a copy of it to the athletic trainer’s smart phone, so that numbers were available at all times without having to print the card. The smart phone must be locked and passcode protected in this case to ensure security of the numbers.
In both cases, it is important that schools update the cards frequently. Because parents and students update emergency contacts, medications, allergies, insurance coverage, and other health information throughout the year, school administrators should ensure the wallet cards contain the most current information. This can be done easily by checking the “Last Modified Date” on student accounts. If it was updated since the last time the card was printed, print a new one. If it hasn’t been modified, the information hasn’t changed, and a new card isn’t required. It’s that simple.