Medready is a tool designed to aid persons who take the medication on a
scheduled basis. It is designed to alert a person, by ringing an alarm, when it
is time to take a medication and, as the unit is lockable, prevent a person
from inadvertently overdosing. The unit has twenty-eight compartments to hold
medication and can be programmed to deliver up to four doses a day. The unit
rotates and, at the pre-set times, the alarm rings and a door can be opened to
access the appropriate medications. By opening the door to access the
medication, the alarm is silenced. With proper use, a person should be able to
adhere to the medication schedule that maintains his health.
Below is a closer look at how the MedReady Medication Dispenser is used. The
following information will not only be useful in learning more about the
intricacies on how the device works, but will also serve as a reference guide
after purchasing the dispenser.
Checking the Battery
- The battery compartment lid is located on the underside of the unit. Open the lid by sliding the tab back and lifting the lid after the tab clears the stop. Plug the batter in. Notice the design of the plug allows it to enter in only one direction. Make sure it is securely plugged in.
- Now plug the AC adapter into the unit and connect to an electrical outlet.
- Unplug the AC adapter, Only the colon will be visible in the display and it will be flashing. This verifies the battery is operational in case of a power outage.
- Plug the AC adapter back in and replace the batter compartment lid
- To open, first use the key to unlock the lid. Note; the key
cannot be removed in the unlocked position. Next, rotate the lid
counterclockwise slightly and easily lift the lid off. With the AC adapter
plugged into both your electrical wall socket and the unit, press the
ALARM TEST button. This will cause the tray to rotate and the alarm
to sound. Slide the "T" bar forward to the "X" to stop the alarm from
- The medication for each dosage should be placed in 28 of the 29
cups on the removable tray. Leave the first cup empty to serve as the
marker and first cup that appears at the dispensing bay when MedReady
is activated. To conform to any regimen, a different combination of
medications may be placed in each cup. The medication should be
distributed in a counterclockwise direction since the tray rotates
clockwise. Using the included filling ring makes this easier!
- In some cases the tray may be filled with medication when it is
removed from the unit. After following the instruction in step B
above, place the tray with empty cut to the right of the "T" bar.
Press the test button to ensure the blank is in the displayed
position and again slide the "T" bar forward to the "X" position to
stop the alarm from sounding. Sometimes it may be necessary to repeat
this operation until the empty cup is in the dispensing bay position.
When you put the lid back on, the empty cup should be showing when
the slide is moved.
Setting Time of Day
- Set the time of day by pressing and holding down the TIME button
with one finger while another finger presses the HOUR button until it
advances to the correct hour.
- Continue to hold the TIME button down while you advance the
minutes with the MIN button.
- Keep the TIME button down while you press AM-PM to select the
time of day.
- A PM hour is shown by the single bright dot to the upper right of
the clock. AM hour is identified when the bright dot is off. The
clock's time is set as soon as the TIME button is released.
Setting Dispensing Time
- Setting the alarm is very similar to setting the clock. If one or
more of the medications is to be taken at different times in a
24-hour period, you will need to use more than one alarm. To set the
first of four alarms, press and hold down the alarm 1 button. Keep
the alarm 1 button down while another finger advances first the HOUR
and the MIN buttons.
- Press AM-PM to set an AM or PM time.
- Repeat these steps for setting alarms 2 through 4 for the next
three deliveries of oral medication if needed. You can review your
dispensing times by pressing the individual alarm buttons. Remember:
an alarm is set when the light above the alarm button in on. Press
the alarm button to set/unset an alarm. For instance, if you have a
two-times-a-day regimen, you should see two lights on above the alarm
Setting Alarm Length
- Press and hold alarm test button...Current alarm time will display
- While holding alarm test key, press minute button to scroll through 4 optional alarm length settings (30, 45, 60, or 250 minutes)
- Release minute button when desired time is reached
Locking the Lid
After the clock and dispensing times are set and the medications are
organized in their cups, replace the lid over the tray and rotate it
slightly counterclockwise to latch. Use the key to lock the lid in
Power Supply...You should use the AC wall power supply
whenever you can. The back-up batteries should only be used during
short-term traveling less than 72 hours. When you get to your destination,
please use the AC wall socket plug to power the unit. When under battery
power, only the colon will be displayed by the clock.
Checking the Alarm...To check the power supply and ensure that
MedReady is functioning, remove the lid and press the ALARM TEST button.
The alarm will sound until you slide the "T" bar up to the "X". Remember
the tray will move forward when you perform this check.
Troubleshooting the Unit
The alarm will not shut off...The white bar was down when the
top was put on. Take the top off and slide the white bar up. Replace the
top on the unit with the door closed.
The alarm(s) do not work. The alarm light(s) are not on...The
alarms were not properly activated. Take the top off. Press the alarm
button to turn the light on. Replace the top with the door closed and the
white bar up.
For those with hearing difficulties, Medready has developed a unit with a
flashing light to alert the patient that it is time for a scheduled dose.
There is also a unit designed for those with difficulty hearing a regular
alarm but able to hear a low frequency alarm. This unit can be combined with
the flashing light as a double alert.
Medready has made it easy for a caregiver to monitor a patient's medication
compliance by attaching a unit to a website via common telephone connection
which will list the times medication was taken. If the medication is not taken,
the caregiver can be alerted by telephone or computer. If the caregiver
chooses, other individuals can be notified if the caregiver is unavailable. The
monitored units also come with flashing lights or low frequency alarms as
MedReady is dedicated to providing world-class support for their automated
medication dispensers. Product support can be reached by e-mail at
email@example.com or by dialing 310 328-7557.
To initiate recognition of the MedReady unit to the monitor unit, put the
monitor unit in a learn mode and then, immediately press and hold Alarm 1 and
then press Alarm 2 on the MedReady unit. Both MedReady buttons should be held
until you get the proper signal from the monitor. This time should be about 4
seconds. The unit is now ready to monitor the medication compliance of the
NITROGLYCERINE SHOULD NOT GO IN THE DEVICE
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
PLEASE KEEP DEVISE CLEAN