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MedicAlert honours paramedic for helping to bring senior safely home


August 2019 Share with   facebook   twitter

Last Spring, Paramedic Devin Reynolds of the Middlesex-London Paramedic Service, showed so much compassion during a call that he is the winner of the 2019 MedicAlert Foundation Canada Legend of the Call Award. This award is in partnership with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada.
 
This distinction is presented annually to a Canadian emergency responder who demonstrates outstanding performance in following MedicAlert’s Look-Read-Call procedure to protect and save the life of someone in need.
 
One day last May, Devin and his partner were called to a busy London, Ontario intersection to care for Bob, who had fallen and hit his head as he walked alone. Devin noticed the MedicAlert ID on Bob’s wrist and immediately called the 24/7 Emergency Hotline to learn about Bob’s medical history, medication and emergency contact information in order to bring him safely home to his wife, Amy. Bob lives with dementia and often struggles to find the right words. He wears a blue MedicAlert ID, which lets first responders and medical staff know he’s part of MedicAlert’s Safely Home® program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
 
Look-Read-Call helps save lives
 
When every second counts in an emergency, MedicAlert’s Look-Read-Call procedure for emergency responders can mean the difference between life and death. As part of its charitable mandate, MedicAlert trains first responders how to access the information available on each person wearing a MedicAlert ID. This renowned program improves patient outcomes and helps save lives.
 
Your continued support makes our critical work possible. Thanks to you, we are able to continue to enhance and expand our lifesaving programs and partnerships to provide a lifeline to those in need.
 
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