Is your Organization Prepared for a Medical Emergency?

List of Various Medical Emergencies with a Panic Button

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the way we look at medical crises in the world. The virus is particularly dangerous to our elderly population and those who have comorbidities such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. If you or someone you know falls into one of these categories, consider one of the medical alert systems offered by ASR alert systems. ASR alert systems, when activated, immediately contact on-site first responders and provide assistance as fast as possible to a medical situation. Time is often the difference between someone making it safely or passing away.

Medical Alert Systems for Schools & Hospitals

ASR technologies works by sending an emergency alert to medical personnel following activation of wall or lanyard buttons. Medical alert devices are more and more common these days as the technology continues to improve. These devices are suitable for all kinds of situations and environments including schools, hospitals, universities, gyms, and more. Medical issues are far more likely of a concern than robberies or fires, and extremely common in the vulnerable populations. It is critically important that they have the alarm system security required to save their lives when they experience trouble.

Remote Alarm System

ASR offers a remote alarm system that is completely portable and provides the same protection as the wall mounted button system. The first step in a medical emergency is to recognize the nature of the emergency. You must be vigilant and always alert for the warning signs of trouble. Some of these include: bleeding that will not stop, breathing problems (difficulty breathing, shortness of breath), changes in mental status (such as unusual behavior, confusion, difficulty arousing), chest pain, choking, coughing up or vomiting blood, fainting or loss of consciousness, feeling of committing suicide or murder, head or spine injury, severe or persistent vomiting, sudden injury due to a motor vehicle accident, burns or smoke inhalation, near drowning, deep or large wound, or other injuries, sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body, sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision, swallowing a poisonous substance, and severe abdominal pain or pressure. This is a long list, but one can often tell when something is wrong with a person. When in doubt, activate your ASR alert system immediately to give the victim the best possible chance of survival.

Not your Traditional Emergency Alert System

The traditional route of dialing 9-1-1 for emergencies is unfortunately too long in most cases. While it can vary depending on the nature of the emergency and the locality, the average 9-1-1 response time is ten minutes. This is far too long in the event of an urgent medical situation. Instead of dialing 9-1-1, activating your ASR alert system immediately engages the on-site medical response team and gets them on the scene without the need for an intermediary, saving precious time and minimizing confusion to the absolute minimum. It’s important in these trying times to be better protected and to work around the traditional infrastructure which can be slow and ineffective. Add ASR technologies to your emergency alert system today and save lives!

 

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