Should I Wear a Medical Alert Bracelet?
27th May 2022
Do I need to wear a Medical ID Bracelet?
Medical ID Bracelets alert paramedics and EMT’s to a specific medical or allergic condition when they’re about to start emergency treatment. Wearing a medical id bracelet or medical alert pendant is critical if your illnesses might render you unable to speak or unconscious. The goal is for fast and correct treatment, and to help ensure you won’t receive a medication you’re allergic to.
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DIABETES | EPILEPSY | ALLERGIES (food, penicillin, medication, stinging insects) | ALZHEIMER’S | AUTISM | BLOOD DISORDERS (hemophilia) | CEREBRAL PALSY | VISION IMPAIRED | HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (hypertension)| ADD/ADHD | STROKE | PACEMAKER | ASTHMA | COPD | KIDNEY FAILURE (dialysis) | MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS | HEART DISEASE | PARKINSON’S | ATRIAL FIBRILLATION | VON WILLEBRAND’S | CYSTIC FIBROSIS | LYMPHEDEMA | HEARING IMPAIRED (cochlear implant) | MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER | NO MRI | CANCER | ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY | TBI | HEART STENT | CARE TAKER | ORGAN TRANSPLANT/DONOR | ARRHYTHMIA | WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY | HYPOTHYROIDISM | KIDS with SPECIAL NEEDS | ON MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS / TAKING COUMADIN or WARFARIN | PREGNANT
A medical id speaks for you when you can’t.
What should I engrave on my Medical Alert Bracelet?
4 key components:
- DIAGNOSIS/ CONDITION
- ALLERGIES (if any)
- EMERGENCY CONTACT
No PCN / P-nuts
What should you leave off?
Address (unless they have dementia) and social security number.
– NOTE: There’s no substitute for the advice of a medical professional. We want to get you started, but your doctor should be the final recommendation for what to engrave.
– Most of our medical ID bracelets can be engraved on front & back if you’d rather engrave diagnoses/allergies on the front and keep Personal Information out of sight.
– Keep it simple: watch upper/lower case, use abbreviations when possible, leave extraneous words out (i.e. “allergic to penicillin” –> No PCN or “Taking Coumadin” –> coumadin)
– Engrave “see other side” or “see wallet card” if you have more to say than can fit on the medical alert bracelet.
What’s my Medical Bracelet style?
I’m into FASHION!
Rock your style in a way that keeps you safe. You should look for: Bangle bracelets, medical alert Charm bracelets, and beaded medical bracelets.
I’m into CLASSIC / ELEGANT jewelry.
You’re a timeless treasure. You should look for: medical cuff bracelets, the classic ID bracelet, or our precious pearl medical alert bracelets.
I need something for KIDS or an ACTIVE LIFESTYLE!
You won’t stop moving and you need a medical alert bracelet that can keep up with you. The best options for an active lifestyle (or hyper kiddos) are our sport strap bracelets or paracord medical alert bracelets. Other great options are the classic stainless steel (non-tarnish!) medical id bracelet or a more stylish medical cuff bracelet.