MedicAlert: speaking for patients when they can't

Recognize, react and recommendMedicAlert's service relies on the knowledge and quick-thinking of all emergency services professionals. MedicAlert only provide emblems which are worn on pulse points, namely the wrist and neck. This ensures that the emblem is most likely to be spotted by emergency personnel.The emblem is easily recognized as having the international symbol of medicine on the front. It can then be flipped to reveal the vital information engraved on the disc such as medical conditions, allergies and advance decision or organ donation wishes. The emblem also holds the 24 hour emergency line phone number and the member's unique membership number. ‘MedicAlert's service relies on the knowledge and quick-thinking of all emergency services professionals'MedicAlert can also be used worldwide and offers a translation in over 100 languages.The information recorded on a MedicAlert emblem and in a member's personal record will help you if:You are called to an emergency and the person is unconscious or unable to communicateThe individual does not know what medication they are takingThe individual has allergies that need clarifyingThe patient has an advance decisionYou are unsure whether to admit the patient to hospital and would like to know their medical historyThe patient wishes to donate their organsYou want to locate a patient's next of kinYou want to contact the individual's doctor.

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