Emergency medical alert systems are designed to provide medical help in emergency situations. These are medical alert systems extremely helpful in situations that arise from injuries or illnesses, where immediate medical care is required.
The whole system comprises a transmitter, medical alarm console, and medical monitoring center. Once the button in the transmitter is pressed, the console receives the signal which in turn transmits it to the monitoring center. The center assists the persons for ambulance services, to reach hospital or any other urgent help.
Most emergency medical alert systems are simple to operate. Many systems allow phone numbers to be programmed into the unit so that connection can be established at the push of a button. These numbers are stored according to the preference of the user. In some cases, a neighbor is first on the list instead of a family member.
Some systems are designed in such a way that it informs the monitoring personnel if the wireless transmitter is in a horizontal position, an indicator that the person has fallen down.
The emergency medical systems are beneficial to persons who are recovering after a surgery or persons with known diseases. It also aids elderly persons who are prone to fall very often. Injuries varying from small to severe fractures in hand, ankle, vertebrae, hip, pelvis, and head occur by falling. It is stated that more than a million senior citizens in the nation undergo treatment for injuries every year. Hence, these emergency systems are of great utility value to elderly persons.