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ADSHG Emergency card

By:  Nick Willson  Friday, 25 September 2015

The credit card sized laminated emergency card contains medical advice on the treatment required to prevent an adrenal crisis in the event of serious injury or illness.

It is intended for the information of paramedics, GPs, Accident and Emergency staff and other front-line medical personnel. We are grateful to the members of the Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel, led by Professor John Wass, who have developed these clinical guidelines for the ADSHG.

We are delighted that several generous donations from group members and their families have allowed us to produce the emergency card, which is issued on the basis of one card per member only.  A card is included with membership of the ADSHG so if you become an ADSHG e-Member (£15 per year) you will be automatically posted a copy of the card - apply here for e-membership...

Emergency card extra copies

The trustees have agreed that extra copies of emergency card will be available to members at £2.95 per copy.

If you are not a member of the ADSHG we would very much link to encourage you to join by becoming an ADSHG e-Member (£15 per year) and you will be posted a complementary copy of the emergency card - apply here for e-membership...

If you are medical professional, hospital or another self help group wanting large numbers of cards, this can be arranged at a discount to the single card price. Please email so we can liaise with you on your request.

To purchase an Emergency Card, visit our on-line shop  Click here..

ADSHG Emergency crisis letter


You can also find the emergency instructions on the website in A4 format in our section What to do in an emergency -Emergency crisis letter. A new colour version was introduced on in English in March 2006. The letter is also available in French, Italian and now also German. Read more...


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