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First Response Communication Book

Symbol Communication tool for first responders

This book is designed to help responders to medical emergencies ask questions and understand responses from people for whom communication is difficult.

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Symbols are an effective communication tool in assisting dialogue with people that have learning disabilities, people who do not speak English and people who cannot speak or hear due to their current condition.

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The responder can point to the symbols to add meaning to any questions or statements to the patient. The patient can also respond by pointing to symbols.

Book Format

As medical situations normally progress from first contact through to diagnosis and initial treatment. The layout of the book mirrors that progression. The core sections of the book follow the medical assessment mnemonic, SAMPLE. In addition, the back of the book provides easy access to a pain scale and core responses that may be used at any time. For example, the responses ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.

The book is produced on premium Xerox NeverTear Plastic Paper. The pages are durable, tear-resistant and water resistant, making the book robust for all situations.

back cover

book pages treatment

book pages pain

The First Response Communication Book is for any medical professional who may be first on the scene at a medical emergency. For example:

  • Paramedics
  • Ambulance crews
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Community first responders
  • Clinicians
  • Firemen
  • Police officers

It can also be a valuable tool for anyone talking about a potential medical situation before it arises.


There are 2.1 million people in Great Britain registered with a Communication Disability

and 1.9 million people registered with a Memory, Concentration or Learning Disability.

Office for Disability Issues,
HM Government
Disability facts and figures

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Ways to Buy

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  Quantity Price  
First Response Book Single copy £30
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First Response Book 5 copies £145
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First Response Book 10 copies £280
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Postage & packaging costs per order:
United Kingdom - Free
Europe (outside of UK) - £15.00
Rest of world - £30.00

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By Phone: 01926 333 680

By Email: info@widgit.com

By Post: Mail orders to:
26 Queen Street,
Leamington Spa,
CV32 7NA,

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