Wearing a Medical ID Part 7: Special Needs Children

With the increase in patient education, it’s likely that more people are wearing medical ID’s today than ever before.  With all these newcomers to the medical ID world, a lot of new uses for medical ID’s are being pioneered.  For instance, some parents are engraving their contact information on an id bracelet for their child to wear at school, amusement parks, and other places where they might be separated from their child.  We even partner with a medical company called the Child Rescue Network which specializes in helping children and parents in these types of situations.

In addition to allergies and contact information, ID bracelets (or necklaces) can also be useful for children that have special needs.  An engraved ID bracelet could minimize worry while the child is away at summer camp, or it could aid medical personnel by informing them which medication(s) the child is taking if they are unable to speak for themselves in an emergency situation.  Even something as simple as having the child’s name engraved on the bracelet could help reduce stress and help the child receive help quicker in an emergency situation.
What about you?  Do you have any creative ways that you use medical ID jewelry?

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