Asthma

...and how MedicAlert can help you

In an emergency such as an asthma attack, every second counts. It is essential that you get the appropriate treatment quickly and accurately, so that your asthma attack does not worsen and become life-threatening.
MedicAlert can help by alerting first responders to your most vital information and by providing further information via our helpline such as medication or specialist clinic details. We help to ensure fast and accurate treatment, as well as providing the emergency contacts you have listed in your record.

During an emergency

MedicAlert supports you

By relaying information

To ensure fast accurate treatment

How does MedicAlert help?

MedicAlert supports you via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. Our jewellery enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from your secure emergency personal record.

MedicAlert membership costs only £32 per year; less than 10p per day, providing you with life-saving services and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

  • MedicAlert jewellery is always worn on your pulse points, and the front of each disc carries our international medical symbol; this ensures it's spotted promptly in an emergency
  • The back of the MedicAlert disc would be engraved with 'ASTHMA', our emergency telephone number, any other conditions or information as well as your unique membership number used to identify your personal record
  • The emergency line is available 24/7, 365 days a year to first responders, police and healthcare professionals with translation services in over 100 languages and dialects. Wherever you are in the world, we can support you.
  • Your personal record is as unique as you, with the flexibility to hold a variety of information such as:
    • Health related conditions
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Scanned documents i.e. if you have an implant or pacemaker / ICD Advanced Decisions
    • Emergency contacts so your loved ones will be notified quickly

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What to do if you're experiencing an asthma attack

Information taken from Asthma UK

Please note this information is not designed for people on a SMART or MART regime.

Sit up straight - don't lie down and try to keep calm
Take one puff of your reliever inhaler (usually blue) every 30-60 seconds, up to a maximum of 10 puffs
If you feel worse at any point while you're using your inhaler OR you don't feel better after 10 puffs OR you're worried at any time - call 999 for an ambulance
If the ambulance is taking longer than 15 minutes you can repeat step 2

Member story | Asthma

Read about Jacqui May's lucky escape in London, and how MedicAlert helped to support her during this scary incident.

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Bespoke engraving

Every MedicAlert disc is custom engraved with your conditions or medications, each as unique as the individual.

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Peace of mind for your Asthma

Becoming a MedicAlert member has many benefits, why not create a MyMedicAlert account today to discover what details we can store for you.

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