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Medic Alert

A nonprofit foundation that provides a bracelet or pendant with an emblem on which is contained crucial information about a patient's medical history and a warning in case of emergency. The company also keeps a file of the medical information and provides an emergency phone number that medical personnel can call collect. The goal is to prevent a serious or fatal mistake in rendering aid or medical care to an injured or unconscious person who may have an additional condition or allergy (e.g., diabetes, penicillin allergy). Applications may be obtained from Medic Alert, 2323 Colorado Ave, Turlock, CA 95382. Telephone: 1-800-IDALERT. Website: www.medicalert.org. Persons wishing to donate organs may also acquire an emblem from the Medic Alert company stating that fact.
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Patients should be encouraged to carry a card or be advised to obtain a Medic Alert or SOS Talisman bracelet or necklace.
Chamberlain was shot to death by police who broke down his door in response to his medic alert signal accidentally going off--despite the retired former marine repeatedly telling them that he did not need help.
Wellington, May 23 ( ANI ): Two French bulldogs started a medical emergency after chewing through their owner's prescription pills and chomping on a St John medic alert panic button.
* Adrenaline auto-injectors, Medic Alert bracelets and individualised action plans are the cornerstones of effective risk reduction.
Because all latex-allergic subjects are at risk of anaphylaxis when undergoing internal medical examinations, surgical, or dental procedures, when latex gloves may be inadvertently used, they must wear a Medic Alert bracelet.
"A medic alert bracelet [identifying the child as having diabetes] is always a good thing," she said.
I have a Medic Alert button for emergencies," she said.
Wear a Medic Alert or similar bracelet with relevant information.
A private advertising company, in cooperation with Medic Alert announced that it will organize an organ donation awareness campaign for free.
Engraved one side with specifics of my allergies, a unique reference number and contact details for a comprehensive database, the face is enamelled in bright red with the ancient physician's caduceus and the words 'Medic Alert'.
It is important for the GP to manage the patient and their family, use the expertise of a dietician, prepare a written emergency plan identifying medical contacts and a list of food allergies, consider the need for a pro-loaded injectable adrenaline device or salbutamol inhaler, register with Medic Alert with an identifying bracelet or necklace and maintain ongoing assessment.