MedicAlert Foundation Canada Heart Month Emergency Preparedness Plan Checklist
Show loved ones you care this February (Heart Month) with a lifesaving sterling silver heart-shaped medical ID from the MedicAlert Foundation Canada.
Most leading health organizations recommend that people with chronic medical conditions wear a MedicAlert ID. In fact, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada recommends that people living with heart conditions wear a MedicAlert ID as part of their emergency preparedness plan.
MedicAlert can help you be prepared in an emergency by telling paramedics:
What medications you are currently taking
Knowing exactly what medication a heart patient is on when paramedics arrive on scene at an emergency can be crucial. Common heart medications can be extremely harmful when interacting with other medications. For example, patients with a cardiac arrhythmia, called atrial fibrillation, are at high risk for stroke and are commonly treated by anticoagulants. The major risk of anticoagulants is bleeding, and it is critical for EMS and emergency departments to know if a patient is on this medication.
Your exact medical condition
In an emergency situation, paramedics and ER doctors must know exactly what your current and previous medical conditions are so that they can properly assess and treat you.
MedicAlert will call your emergency contacts
The unique MedicAlert Family Notification service will directly contact a member’s loved ones listed as emergency contacts immediately after paramedics call the 24-hour hotline.
About MedicAlert Foundation Canada
MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MAFCA) is the largest membership-based registered charity in Canada. It is the leading provider of emergency medical information services. More than one million Canadians have been protected by their services. For over 50 years, its mission is to protect Canadians and save lives.
While there are a number of medical ID devices on the market, only MedicAlert ID is supported by a unique, 24/7 emergency hotline service staffed with medical professionals ready to provide information and recognize conflicting treatments and medications that could put your care at risk.
The Foundation's services include electronic health records, a state-of-the-art secure database, a 24-hour emergency hotline for EMS personnel and customized identification products. Learn more about MedicAlert, how it works, and how you or a loved one can become a member at MedicAlert.ca or by calling 1-866-679-3166.
For more information, contact Kertney Russell or David Weinstein at Strategic Objectives.
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