MedicAlert Foundation Canada
This course is designed to provide Canadian police services a comprehensive overview of MedicAlert, learn where to look for body-worn ID, and understand how to access in-depth health information when needed.
The communities where police officers work encompass a multitude of individuals with different ages, genders, incomes, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, health statuses, and occupations. As such, policing is not a one-size-fits-all endeavour. While police officers have an obligation to serve and protect all citizens equally, how they implement their mission depends on a variety of contextual factors that can change dramatically and dynamically not only from day to day, but also from call to call.
When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of having critical information in a crisis
- Understand the difference between a Canadian MedicAlert ID and a generic medical ID
- Know how to identify MedicAlert’s autism and dementia IDs
- Identify typical areas where body-worn medical identification may be found
- Learn about the Look—Read—Call protocol designed for frontline officers