How do you prepare for the “not so ordinary” emergency?
Much has been written about the importance of pALS & cALS preparing for emergencies – – you know, natural disasters and unexpected visits to the hospital emergency room.
Anytime a medical emergency happens, and the patient has ALS, it’s not only important to get to the emergency department (ED) quickly but also to ensure the ED staff understands what particular considerations an ALS patient needs. Especially important during this time of COVID-19.
• Here’s a link to a post we shared earlier containing lots of good tips to use to prepare for a hospital visit.
• Plus this article by the ALS Association, “Preparing for a Medical Emergency While Living with ALS.”
But what if the emergency is man-made – – like being in a traffic accident or in a situation where there’s a shooter? Just having to mention this shows what trying times we’re in.
What do you carry in your vehicle or on your person to help on-site EMTs know that have ALS? Does it include special instructions about your communication, breathing, or other ALS-related issues? Let us know your thoughts about this or any tips you can share.
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