Emergencies are unpredictable and somehow inescapable in our homes, offices and even play grounds. Therefore, having medical alerts will prevent emergencies in your home or work place.
Medical alerts that prevent emergencies are types of systems or devices that communicate an emergency to responder teams. They can also send emergency message to the responder or emergency teams in case a handler foresees an emergency coming.
They usually have a monitoring center where distress calls are received and traced.
Types of emergency preventive medical Alerts
- Mobile Alerts
- House installed medical alert systems
Mobile medical alerts
These are high technology devices that are made with an emergency button that when pressed, it sends a signal to paramedics that there is someone somewhere who needs immediate medical attention.
They can be worn around the neck, the wrist, clipped on the belt or even put in the pocket.
They provide two way voice communications between the victim and the responders. The wearer may instruct the responders to not come if the emergency is mild in nature.
House installed medical alert systems
These types of medical alerts are made in such a way that they are installed inside a house, office or any other place of residence.
They are not mobile and therefore they cannot be carried from place to place.
However, they work in a similar mechanism as the portables ones since they also transmit a distress message when the emergency button is triggered.
Fall alert systems
A fall alert system is a type of medical alerts. They are built with fall sensors that are able to detect when the wearer experiences a fall.
The sensors have a high level of technology that is able to determine whether the person has genuinely fallen or the device has just dropped down. An example of a fall detection device is the Medical Guardian.
This type of device is mostly worn or made for the elder people who are likely to suffer falls that sometimes tend to be very dangerous.
Who should wear Medical alerts to prevent emergencies?
- People with terminal ailments like diabetes.
- Older people who are vulnerable to diseases.
- People living alone in their houses.
- People who are under a certain medication.
- People with depression who often need someone to talk to.
Medical alerts prevent emergencies and their use should be embraced by people especially the older people who live in lonely apartments. This ensures their independence as they will not need to have a person to always watch on them.
This will help save lives that can easily be lost during unreported medical emergencies and falls.