Sometimes a client may be admitted to hospital for medical procedures or in an emergency situation. Although it is encouraged that the client’s transmitter be left on, in some circumstances medical professionals will need to remove the transmitter from your loved one in order to provide them appropriate care.
If your loved one is faced with this situation, please notify your local Chapter as soon as possible. If the transmitter is removed to allow for medical care, you will need to make arrangements to have the transmitter placed back on your loved one as soon as possible or move the transmitter to the other wrist or an ankle temporarily. While the transmitter is not on your loved one for this purpose, you will need to continue with security measures appropriate for your loved one at the current stage of their condition. You should also discuss your loved one’s participation in the Project Lifesaver program with your health care provider.