Medic Alert Month!
Did you know…….
That May is Medic Alert Month?
What is Medic Alert?
1 out of 3 Canadians have a condition that your medical professional needs to know about in case of a medical emergency. What happens if you have a medical emergency and are not able to communicate your medical condition to the health care team?
A medical alert can be worn several different ways. Most commonly, as a bracelet around the wrist, or as a necklace. Information is etched on the back of the bracelet that gives valuable information about your medical condition. This can help emergency care providers know right away how to help you if you are not able to talk.
An adult or child may want to wear medical alert jewelry if he or she has an ongoing medical condition, food or drug allergies, or is taking multiple medications.
You can get medical ID necklaces, bracelets or watches from your doctor, your local pharmacy, or online at:
Here are some common reasons to consider getting a medical alert device:
Conditions: Asthma, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease
Allergies: Animals, Bee Stings, Latex, Nuts, Penicillin, Sulfa Drugs
Medications: Beta Blockers, Blood Thinners, Chemotherapy, Immunosuppressants, Insulin, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Special Request: No Blood Transfusion, Organ Donor, Advance Directive Requests
No matter what condition you have, a medical alert device can help healthcare professionals treat you accordingly!
By Charlotte Baynham
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