Things To Know About Medical Alert Systems It is believed that the federal government is contemplating overhauling the entire 911 emergency response service with an aim of enhancing response times as well as efficiency. While the government is still working out on the modalities, there are persons who have taken the bulls by the horns and are equipping family members, especially senior citizens who reside alone with medical alert systems. According to a recent study that was published on the web by a group of doctors from Alabama, it is believed that the initial ninety minutes are crucial to the recovery of a cardiac arrest, stroke, or slip and fall victim. Medical alarm systems have a mean response time of roughly 25 to 40 seconds, thereby ensuring that the victim gets the medical attention that they need. Before looking at the benefits of medical alert systems, letâ€™s first of all look at what medical alarm systems are. Medical Alarm System Definition Medical alarm systems are also commonly referred to as personal emergency response systems (i.e. PERS) or senior alarm systems. These are gadgets that enable persons to get medical assistance in case of an emergency. Medical alert systems are basically made up of two main components. These are: - Help Button: This is a wireless gadget which the patient can put on as a wristband. - Communicator: This is a two-way communication system that links to the telephone system. In case of an emergency, patients can trigger the alarm system by simply pressing the help button on their bracelet or necklace. The call will then be responded to by an emergency dispatcher who will be able to talk directly to the patient through the two-way speakerphone installed on the communicator. Once the emergency dispatcher is able to establish the kind of assistance required, he or she has the option of getting in touch with one of the three people on the patients emergency call list. On the other hand, if the emergency dispatcher is unable to establish verbal communication, he or she will immediately get in touch with paramedics. What Are the Benefits of Medical Alert Systems? Medical alert systems generally function in providing not only the patient, but the family a sense of security. The sense of security provided by the medical alarm system surpasses the general feeling. But perhaps the greatest benefit of using medical alert system is the fact that it greatly reduces mortality rate.
Published on Aug 18, 2012
Published on Aug 18, 2012
It is believed that the federal government is contemplating overhauling the entire 911 emergency response service with an aim of enhancing r...