What should you know on Medical ID Jewelry?
1. What is Medical ID?
A medical ID is jewelry that could save your life. Medical conditions, drug and food allergies, prescribed medicines and emergency contacts can be engraved onto the surface of a medical ID bracelet or necklace.
2.Who should wear a Medical ID?
People with certain medical conditions wear medical IDs to alert emergency medical professionals in an emergency. The following are good reasons to wear a medical ID:
Food, Drug or Insect allergies
Cardiac problems (angina,arrhythmias,atrial fibrillation,pacemakers)
Diabetes, blood disorders
Blood thinners/ Anticoagulants (Coumadin/Warfarin)
Hearing, sight or mentally impaired
Surgery, transplant and cancer patients
Clinical trial participants
Special needs children
Sickle Cell Anemia
People taking multiple medicines
Some order medical IDs engraved with their blood type, online health records and contact information.
3.What are the benefit of wearing a medical ID?
In an emergency, when you might be unable to speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet or necklace speaks for you.
Symptoms of common ailments can easily be misdiagnosed.
Prompt diagnosis is critical to effective treatment.
A brief description of vital medical facts engraved on your medical ID ensures appropriate and timely medical care.
According to a published study, half of all medical errors occur because of mistakes made upon admission or discharge from the hospital.
Wearing a medical ID protects against potentially harmful medical errors.
More than 95 percent of emergency responders look for a medical ID; more than 75 percent check for a medical ID immediately upon assessing the patient. If you're wearing a medical ID, it won't be missed.
Medical IDs are not just for emergencies, they eliminate trips to the hospital, reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent minor emergencies from becoming major ones. Medical IDs save lives!
4.What should i engrave on the Medical Bracelet or necklace?
There are four pieces of information that generally need to be engraved on a medical alert bracelet: diagnosis or condition, allergies (if any), patient's name, and emergency contact. There are also things that aren't needed, such as the patient's address (unless they have dementia) and social security number.