Arc Meningitis Early Alert Pack
The Arc was developed by doctors and meningitis experts who were concerned that parents relied too much on the tumbler test or misinterpreted the results.
The rash is usually a late sign of meningococcal septicaemia. Confidently identifying this rash and being able to recognise the critical early signs can help you avoid a tragedy.
Information within the Arc pack has been supplied by the Meningitis Trust to help you quickly identify the early warning symptoms of meningitis as well as a simple to use device based on the tumbler test to help you detect the most distinct form of meningococcal septicaemia, a rash that does not fade under pressure.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord and those most at risk are infants, young children, teenagers and young adults.
A survey commissioned by the Meningitis Trust revealed that half of all parents surveyed cannot name three symptoms of meningitis. Recognising the symptoms and acting quickly saves lives.
There are approximately 4,000 cases of meningitis per year in the UK, 1 in 10 of those will die. While deafness is the most common form of permanent damage following meningitis, in severe cases (where diagnosis has been delayed and septicaemia has occurred) fingers, toes and limbs may need to be amputated.
The Arc isa registered medical device andis the only device that has an image of the meningitis rash together with the signs and symptoms clearly printed directly on to it. All the information you need. All in one place.
The arc meningitis early alert pack contains;
- A reusable device to help identify the rash associated with meningitis and septicaemia
- Information on the early signs of meningitis and septicaemia, provided by the Meningitis Trust
- Key emergency and support services contact numbers