Shunt alert card
SSBA has Shunt Alert Cards. These should be carried at all times by people with hydrocephalus treated by a shunt (this will include some people with spina bifida).
The cards are available from SSBA, Helpline & information,
Telephone 08459 11 11 12.
The card emphasises that, if the cardholder is showing signs similar to those which occur when there is shunt blockage or infection, urgent assessment of shunt function should be carried out in a specialist neurosurgical unit, in order to eliminate shunt failure as a cause.