Widgit Health First Response Communication Book
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 commercially available hand sanitizers with no ill effect), tear-resistant paper this is essential for any First Responder.
The First Response Communication Book is organized around a first responders sequence of standard practice.
Originally created in the UK with years of research, Bridges' localized this version with input from medical administrators, emergency room staff and health care professionals from across the country.
The layout of the book mirrors how medical situations normally progress from first contact through to diagnosis and initial treatment. The core sections of the book follow the medical assessment mnemonic, SAMPLE. In addition, the back of the booklet provides easy access to a pain scale and core responses that may be used at any time. For example, the responses 'Yes' and 'No'.
- About me
- Risk Assessment
- Body Diagram
- Past Medical History
- Last Oral Intake
- Event History
- What happens next
Who is it for?
The First Response Communication Book is for any medical professional who may be first on the scene at a medical emergency. For example:
- Ambulance crews
- Community first responders
- Police officers
Communicating clearly before or during a medical visit or procedure can be essential to reducing stress and ensuring success. The First Response Communication Book is an invaluable tool for anyone who needs regular medical care and has communication or comprehension challenges: individuals on the autism spectrum, with Down's Syndrome, brain injury etc. .
The First Response Communication Book was recently acquired by the British Red Cross for inclusion in all their ambulances.
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