People with chronic medical conditions who wear a medical identification bracelet are making a simple decision that could save their life in an emergency.
April 24, 2013 (Newswire) - People with chronic medical conditions who wear a medical identification bracelet are making a simple decision that could save their life in an emergency.
These bracelets are engraved with the person's condition. It can be any medical matter: diabetes, epilepsy, cancer. They can also cover drugs the person may be taking like Coumadin, Metformin and others. Even allergies are covered.
"These bracelets give us needed information instantly," said Chuck Hendrix, a paramedic. "We see the medical alert bracelet on an unconscious or uncommunicative person and we immediately know what to look for. We don't take the bracelet as absolute evidence, but as a guide. It tells us we may need to careful when beginning certain emergency treatments."
MyIdentityDoctor.com supplies stainless bracelets. The website has pre-engraved bracelets and can engrave a bracelet with person-specific information. Since some people have more than one condition and more than one medication, up to six lines of information can be engraved.
The steel stands up to most any environment the wearer may be in. Each bracelet comes with a medical logo on one side and the information on the other.
"In the emergency medical community, we're taught to look for a medical id bracelet. They are uniquely shaped and have a heavy chain band on them that people generally don't wear for jewelry. When we see on, it's one of the first things we check on a patient," Mr. Hendrix said.
A complete list of pre-engraved bracelet is at http://www.myidentitydoctor.com/ID-Bracelets.html. This page also links to the page where custom-engraved bracelets may be ordered.
In support of autism awareness and the problems people with autism often have in communicating, MyIdentityDoctor.com also has autism bracelets. These can have personalized engraving identifying the person and whom to call for help.
Mr. Hendrix, who is often called out to help search for missing people, said this kind of bracelet is invaluable.
"When the person is found and can't tell what's wrong, where they live and so forth, that bracelet gives us information we need to contact family members. It's as much a relief for us as for the family," he said.
For more information about the autism bracelet, visit http://www.myidentitydoctor.com/Autism-Bracelet.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.