Living with ALS not only impacts a person’s daily living, but also factors into the appropriate medical treatment in an emergency situation or hospital stay. When providing care, health professionals and emergency personnel, like paramedics, will have many questions about a person’s medical condition. In these stressful situations, it is often helpful to have an organized set of information, which can help inform medical providers about specific issues and considerations.
These materials have been developed as communication and educational tools to help inform medical providers as well as provide pertinent insurance and family information. They may be used as a packet or as individual pages, based on individual preference and need. The electronic versions of these pages have been built as a form with fillable fields. Individuals can type their information within the pdf and save and/or print when complete.
The z-card has been developed to include those fundamentally important key considerations in an emergency situation. It can be printed and folded to fit easily in a wallet, pocket, car glove compartment etc.
- Medical Information Packet
- Key Medical Information Card
- Eye Gaze Board
- Social Distancing Door Sign
- Hospital Communication Sign
Key Medical Information Mobile App
The Key Medical Information app provides medical personnel with critical information to care for a person with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) during an emergency. In addition to medical dos and don’ts, the app provides a communication board and emergency contact fields for users to reference. Click here to see a detailed layout of the app’s functionality. The app is available in Google Play and the Apple Store and is searchable by “Key Medical Information” or “The ALS Association”. If you have trouble locating the app, please use one of the below links, depending on your brand of phone:
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.als.als
Compatibility: Android 4.4 and up
- Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/als-key-medical-information/id1262606065?ls=1&mt=8
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.