Emergency Response Information Kit (E.R.I.K)
ERIK is an Emergency Response Information Kit developed in response to concerns regarding the availability of adequate information in emergency situations. ERIK is ideal for seniors, chronically ill persons, those who live alone or who have caregivers and others who have speech difficulties or communication barriers.
ERIK can potentially be your lifesaving kit which includes a health information form with your personal information, medical history, allergies, medication as well as contact information and health card numbers. Included in your kit for consideration is a health care directive form and information about how to register intent to be a donor using Manitoba’s online organ and tissue donor registry. Once your kit is completed, it should be placed on your fridge door where emergency crews are trained to look should there be an emergency situation in your home.
ERIK Kits are now available in the Northern Health Region. For more information on ERIK, please connect with your health care provider or Primary Health Care Centre.