Let’s talk about the Alfred Alert Sensor. There may be some tips and tricks you are learning as you go along using the sensor. We want to make sure you have the best experience using it, so let’s go over some do’s and don’ts!

One thing to keep in mind when attaching your sensor to your pouch is that the battery (the round part of the sensor) and the sensor strip are within the limits of the bag. That means neither the battery nor the strip are hanging over the edge. If it is not completely attached to the pouch, it may not be reading its contents correctly.

Something else to remember about this sensor is that it is not waterproof. This means no showering or swimming with it! Try to remember to peel it off each time you enter water, that way the sensor continues to work.

For the sensor to continue reading correctly, you want to keep it free from damage. Protecting it from scratches, avoid bending it, and not rubbing it will extend its life. It’s a good idea to keep it in a sleeve, even when not in use! If you feel it needs cleaning, gently wiping it with a dry cloth can accomplish this. Don’t use cleaning fluid or water – like previously mentioned, liquids and the sensor do not go well together!

One last note when it comes to wearing the sensor; loose, non-restrictive clothing works best with the sensor. If you wear tighter clothing, it may push against your pouch, changing the readings the sensor receives. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean a new wardrobe! Just avoid those skin-tight outfits that squeeze your pouch!

By following the above tips and avoiding the “don’ts”, you are helping your Alfred Alert Sensor help you!

-Maggie Baldwin

Patient Champion Coordinator

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