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:

  ADD/ADHD

  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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