Widgit Health

Widgit Health

Whether in an emergency or during a routine procedure, a medical mis-communication can cause critical delays or potentially dangerous misunderstandings.

How they are used

By pointing to the appropriate symbol the caregiver or responder can enhance, clarify or explain a question or explain what is going to happen-essential for reducing anxiety and improving health outcomes.

For the patient who cannot use verbal communication, they can describe, rate and pinpoint pain on a body diagram, explain other symptoms, communicate needs, wants, allergies and other warnings.

By pointing to the appropriate symbol the caregiver or responder can enhance, clarify or explain a question or explain what is going to happen-essential for reducing anxiety and improving health outcomes.

 

Who can Benefit from Widgit Health?

  • Any Organization that works with the publics hould have accessible communication materials for emergency situations.
  • Any trained first aide or emergency worker.
  • Organization that work with children or students who don't have the necessary vocabulary to explain their medical needs.
  • Organizations that work with individuals who have a learning disability such as Autism, Down's Syndrome and Dyslexia. Symbols are an excellent communication information tool.
  • Organizations that works with individuals who English is a second language and who may not be able to communicate fluently.
  • If a person cannot hear or speak as a result of an accident.
  • For people who are travelling to a foreign country.
  • The elderly who are particularly vulnerable as they may depend more on medication and suffer injuries.
  • Individuals who have suffered a stroke may find it easier to us symbols when communicating in an emergency situation.
ICE Card 20 Pack
ICE Card 20 Pack
ICE Card 20 Pack

Books

$25.00
ICE Card 20 Pack

ICE Card 20 Pack

$25.00

Paramedics and other first responders are trained to look for important information in a wallet. On the Widgit In Case of Emergency (ICE), card you can write all necessary health, personal and contact information, but it folds flat and thin to fit in a credit card slot of most wallets. On the reverse side is a diagram for quick essential non-ver...


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Patient Communication Sheets by Widgit Health (10 sheet pack)

Patient Communication Sheets by Widgit Health (10 sheet pack)

$20.00

There are many patients who struggle to communicate in hospital, from those who already have a pre-existing communication challenge to those who have developed one as a result of treatment, illness, or injury. Every bedside in every hospital, clinic, school or care home needs a Patient Communication Sheet. With the symbols on this two-sided shee...


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Widgit Health First Aid Booklet

Widgit Health First Aid Booklet

$12.00

This is an invaluable addition to any First Aid kit in a public place - library, school, arena, civic centre, theatre, museum etc. This Communication Tool, supported with the carefully crafted Widgit symbols, has the basics for calming an emergency situation and getting information vital for a 911 call or a first responder.     Product Overview...


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Widgit Health First Response Communication Book

Widgit Health First Response Communication Book

$50.00

Designed for EMS, nurses, doctors and other health professionals this 20 + page book can be used for providing personal information like medications recently taken, details of pain and injury, food consumed, describing an accident scene etc. Printed on washable, disinfect-able (we've wiped it down with alcohol, dish soap and a couple of commerci...


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