The Purpose of Medical Alert Bracelets

The Importance of Medical ID Bracelets

medical id watch alert bracelet A medical identification bracelet is a voice, speaking on behalf of an individual when he or she is incapable of speech.  Under emergency circumstances, it is critical that emergency response teams be able to quickly identify an individual’s medical condition and allergies.  Without proper ID, common symptoms can be misdiagnosed and appropriate care is jeopardized and delayed. 

Wearing medical alert jewelry can speed the assessments made by first responders, and healthcare professionals agree that early identification of a medical condition or allergy can save lives. 

Harmful medical errors can be avoided by simply wearing a brief description of a medical condition engraved on a Medical ID bracelet or necklace.  Guided by this important information, emergency teams can immediately recognize a person’s health condition and provide appropriate and time sensitive care.  Emergency first responders are trained to look for a Medical ID when coming in contact with an individual. 

Who should wear Medical ID jewelry?  Anyone living with a chronic or rare medical condition such asdiabetes, asthma, or a heart condition; a person who is allergic to certain foods, drugs or insects; and people who take multiple medications or blood thinners.  For all of these conditions as well as others, medical alert jewelry is a vital accessory.

Anyone with the following conditions should always wear Medical ID jewelry:

  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Anemia
  • Ankylosing Spondylititis
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Bariatic surgery patients
  • Blood disorders
  • Blood Thinners/aspirin
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy, seizures
  • Heart Disease
  • Hearing, sight or mentally impaired
  • Kidney Failure
  • Multiple Medications
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Rare Disease
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Special Needs Children
  • Stroke Risk
  • Transplant or Cancer Patient
  • Tourette Syndrome

Medical id alert bracelets take several different forms.  Shown above is a medical id watch bracelet that can be engraved on the reverse side with a person's medical condition and personal information.

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