A Medical Alert will speak for the person when they can not speak for themselves!
It will come in the form as a Bracelet, Necklace, Rubber band, Anklet, Shoe tag or displayed in a tattoo.
The medical alert will alert you to what the person may be suffering from. This information will help you to give the correct care that they need.
They cover conditions such as:
Allergies (food, latex, insects, seasonal, environmental etc), Alzheimer’s disease, Asthma, Autism, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart disease, Hypertension – just to name a few.
It may have a unique ID number on it which will help medical professionals with their treatment.
If you come across someone that is in need of your help and you are not sure what is going on, look for a medical alert.
Here is the link to Medic Alert NZ for further information.
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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