Medical Alert Devices - What, When, Why?

Dr. Purushothaman
September 12, 2013

No matter how hard you try, putting a stop to emergencies is just not possible. A sudden fall from stairs or abruptly shooting blood pressure, anything can happen to anyone. And all one can do in such situations is scream for help. Sadly, emergencies do not give a chance to scream for help. Physical pain and mental fright make it really difficult to move and call someone for help. This is why people are advised to prepare for medical emergencies in advance. Though different people prepare themselves in different ways for emergencies but one thing everyone must possess is a personal alarm device. This device takes care of individuals (living alone) during emergencies by raising alarm and calling medical help.
Individuals who have never used such a device before may not be aware of the functioning of this device. In fact, there are chances that they donâEUR(TM)t even know about the types of life alert systems available in the market. If by any chance you fall in this category, the below mentioned set of information would be highly useful for you.
What is a Personal Alarm Device?
A personal alarm device is a technological device that raises an alarm whenever the person wearing it meets an accident or suffers from some sort of health problem. Along with raising an alarm, the system calls medical help so that the person can be rushed to the nearest hospital. All this may sound like a lengthy process but actually it takes place very quickly. The sole purpose of the device is to save the life of the person at any cost.
Components of Personal Alert System
Irrespective of the brand and manufacturer, a medical alert device consists of two components âEUR" alert accessory and the console. The word accessory has been used because the device is generally in the form of an ornament like bracelet and necklace. In fact, life alert necklaces are highly popular as they are easy to carry anywhere and anytime. The alert devices are waterproof and you need not take them off while having a shower.
The other component called console is used to connect to the operator who further calls medical center for immediate help.
Who can Use Alert Devices?
Gladly, there is no limitation on who can use these alert devices. These devices are useful for everyone and you can buy one for every family member. It is noteworthy that these devices are most useful for households in which senior citizens live alone most of the time.

Article Source:

Read Related Recent Articles