Why it is important to Carry, Show & Tell to be Safer?
Carry, Show & Tell is part of Allergy Life Australia's My Safe Program to encourage alerting actions and create safer situations for Australian Children and Young Adults with Allergies where they need to look after themselves independently and are in new allergy-risk situations for the first time.
Carry, Show & Tell is also about enabling parents, guardians or carers to prepare their Children/ Young Adults with self-care actions through practical and modern means of alerting others about their allergies when they need to look after themselves independently and are in new allergy-risk situations for the first time.
How to Carry, Show & Tell
CARRY to be Prepared
A Child/ Young Adult with an allergy will CARRY their Emergency Medication, such as an EpiPen or Anapen.
Along with emergency medication, it's important that they CARRY their Visual Allergy Alert.
What is a Visual Allergy Alert?
A Visual Allergy Alert is a visible aid for a person with allergies to Show & Tell (present) their allergies and emergency instructions to others to prevent risk and increase safety through Allergy Awareness. This can be through a digital My Allergy Card, physical Allergy Card, Medical Alert Bracelet, Action Plan or Emergency Necklace.
SHOW & TELL so others are Aware
With Emergency Medication in hand, to ensure others are "Allergy Aware", a person with allergies can now use their Visual Allergy Alert to inform them (SHOW & TELL), especially in new situations, about two essential elements:
- What Allergies they have
- What emergency medication they're carrying
Why does it matter that others are Allergy Aware?
Allergy Aware means that others can be careful with preparation, cross-contamination, cross-contact and more to prevent a reaction. Plus, others will also know what to do with a reaction or emergency.
Why SHOW & TELL?
By using a familiar concept, 'SHOW and TELL', a person with allergies is ensuring that others are alerted twice by being able to Read and Hear about the allergies and emergency instructions.
WE'RE HELPING AUSTRALIANS CARRY, SHOW & TELL
We are equipping Australian Children under 18 and Young Adults 18+ with a free My Allergy Card- their very own Visual Allergy Alert to support them in Carrying, Showing and Telling others about their allergies (so that others are Allergy Aware). IT'S DIGITAL, CONTACTLESS, UNIQUE & FREE!
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Allergy Life Australia's My Safe Program will introduce further initiatives and concepts to break down communication barriers, encourage freedom, reduce risks, and ensure safer and happier lives for those with allergies. Click here to Discover our latest initiatives for Australians living with allergies.
The information provided on Allergy Life Australia is to generally educate and inform you about living with allergies, intolerances and conditions, and is not intended as medical instruction or as a substitute for diagnosis, examination and advice by a qualified health care provider.