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The ASPOD Emergency Aspirin Dispenser now available from Health and Care

Tuesday, 1 December 2009  |  Paul

The ASPOD is the first and only system designed to provide instant access to an emergency dose of soluble aspirin wherever you are. The ASPOD was recommended by Dr Chris Steele on ITV’s This Morning where he explained how taking an early dose of aspirin when heart attack symptoms are first detected can increase the chances of surviving a heart attack.

The ASPOD stores a dose of emergency aspirin which has been proven to significantly reduce deaths from heart attack. The earlier an emergency dose of aspirin is taken during a heart attack, the greater the benefit. Many senior health care professionals recommend that an emergency dose of 300mg soluble aspirin is carried at all times by people over the age of 35. The ASPOD is a plastic aspirin holder with a fast and easy to open flip top lid and is about the size of a two pence piece. The ASPOD will fit to a keyring, belt loop, handbag, golf-sports bag or rucksack. The ASPOD is light, robust and water resistant and protects soluble aspirin from breaking, powdering and dampness.The ASPOD is easy to use and is a convenient way to keep an emergency dose of aspirin with you at all times.

 A great Christmas stocking filler for mums, dads and grandparents, at only £6.99 the ASPOD is an essential item that will not break the bank. The ASPOD looks just like a key ring or a money holder so the user has no need to feel embarrassed carrying around emergency aspirin. As well as the plastic aspirin holder, the ASPOD also comes with a glow in the dark information loop. This ASPOD information loop carries vital information about the steps to take when someone starts to experience the symptoms of a heart attack. The ASPOD information loop can also carry the details of the user of the ASPOD such as the person’s name and emergency contact telephone number. This information will help the emergency services when they arrive to take the ASPOD user to the hospital.

The ASPOD is a much easier and effective way of locating and taking an emergency dose of aspirin than a normal aspirin packet. During a suspected heart attack the patient may be unable to locate an aspirin that is not in the ASPOD in a handbag or pocket. If located, the patient may be unable to open the aspirin foil of a normal aspirin packet. What sets the ASPOD apart from simply carrying around a packet of aspirin is that if a patient is unable to administer the aspirin themselves, it would be apparent to a ‘first aider’ that aspirin was being carried in the ASPOD and should be taken as a matter of urgency. Aspirin is extremely susceptible to dampness and this will cause it to lose its stability, become less effective, and may smell of vinegar. The ASPOD prevents any of this from happening to the aspirin within an ASPOD.

The ASPOD is available now to purchase from Health and for only £6.99. This includes all postage and packaging.