There are ways to use just about any device mistakenly. Lack of knowledge is typically one of the most common reasons why devices are mistakenly used. For devices that are Medical calculators created with the intent to be used in a medical emergency, such as a medical alert system, the difference between proper and improper use can be life or death.
Do you know how to react in a medical emergency? With or without a medical alert system in your home? One of the hardest things to do in a medical emergency is to not panic, but unfortunately it is one of the most common things people do in these types of situations. Panic is just the simplest respond to a serious event because it is instinctual and it is done without thinking. People also panic because they have no idea what else to do! This is very sad because panicking is the most dangerous reaction a person could have in an emergency situation. People who panic can cause a lot more harm than good during a medical emergency. One of the best ways to stay from panicking during a medical emergency is to know how to handle one, for when you are all by yourself. Here are some great tips to help you know how to handle a medical emergency and get through it in the safest way possible.
Press Your Medical Alert Button
For the most part, since you have equipped your home with a medical alert system, you can easily call for help by hitting your medical alert button on your medical alert bracelet, necklace or pendant. This will automatically dial a care center where a trained help advisor will be on the line in just seconds, ready to call your family members, friends, friends and neighbors or send emergency assistance to help you with any medical emergency. The help advisor will also stay on the line with you until help arrives. However, if you are from home, or maybe you have unfortunately not picked up a medical alert system, you will need to call 911. When you are alone, reaching the unit may be difficult to do if you are injured from fall and you are unable to move. That is why a medical alert system is very valuable to have, especially during a medical emergency when you are all by yourself.
Some people don’t call 911 first because they are trying to assess the situation, and not bother 911 if the emergency is not that dire. This can cause the person to lose valuable time that is necessary for helping them survive the situation. Do not wait to call 911 or press your medical alert button. Even if the emergency similar to not be that serious, it could have been, and uncertainty is another opponent of medical emergencies.
If Physically Injured, Try not to Move
Many times when people fall, they try very hard to get themselves back up or move around to try to find a comfortable position. This is the absolute worst thing a person can do in the case of a medical emergency when a fall is involved. You may not realize, but you may have a neck or vertebrate injury. Moving can cause even more harm and possibly cause you to become paralyzed.
If you have a medical alert system in your home as you should, you will be able to call for help with such minimal movement because you will only have to move your hand to press the medical alert button on your medical alert bracelet, pendant or necklace. Not having to move much to call for help during a medical emergency in which you are alone is a very important area of trying to maintain mobility after the fall.
If you do not have a medical alert system and need to get to a phone, you run the risk of hurting yourself further. If you have nearby friends and neighbors, try to scream for help and hope someone listens to you. Otherwise, you can either wait until someone finally comes, or risk hurting yourself further by trying to move and get to a phone to call 911.
Keep Medication With you
Some people take many medications that can help them immediately in the event of a medical emergency. Obviously, staying ten different pill wines into your pockets will never fit the bill, but keeping a small pill case in your pocket with a few of each important pill in it is good practice should of a medical emergency. This way, you can have the medication you need in seconds.
When you are alone, you can not exactly ask anyone to get your medication for you, so if you collapse due to a issue that one of your medications can fix, the pill case in your pocket will be your best friend. However, if you have not prepared for this situation, a medical alert system can act as another person in your home and call medical personnel to help you promptly. Without a medical alert system, it will be difficult to tell how long you might be without your medication, or if you can even survive the situation.
Medical emergencies can happen at any time, even when you are alone. It is vital that you prepare yourself before they happen and not after the fact. Being knowledgeable about how to deal with a medical emergency will be the best way to prepare yourself to combat one. Having a medical alert system in the home can even further help the situation since it basically acts as another person that can help you get the help you need.