Medical allergy bracelets are wearable lifesavers. Some people will not wear medical identification (ID) bracelets because they do not like other people to know about their medical conditions. However, medical ID bracelets for diabetes and other medical conditions can be customized in different fashionable styles.
Medical band bracelets come in a variety of materials and styles. They can be metal or silicone. You can select a medical ID bracelet based on material type, style, color, gender, and price. If you have allergies to nickel, you should make sure to select a medical band bracelet with a different type of metal. You can select silicone, silver, gold, or stainless steel. Stainless steel is hypoallergenic and is relatively cheaper than a metal such as silver or gold.
Medical Identification Bands Are Lifesaver Tags
A medical allergy bracelet or a medical ID bracelet for diabetes can alert rescuers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and medical professionals of your condition. When EMTs and other medical professionals are informed of your condition, they administer the right care for you. Wearing a medical ID bracelet can reduce errors in medical treatment. They can prevent minor emergencies from turning into major emergencies.
EMTs are trained to check people for medical bracelets and jewelry in case of an emergency. When they locate a medical bracelet, they can provide more effective treatments.
Medical allergy and diabetes bracelets prevent harmful errors in your medical care. It is recommended that people with chronic and life-threatening conditions wear one. People who suffer from food, insect, or drug allergies should wear a medical allergy bracelet. People with severe allergies can have life-threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis requires immediate medical attention.
A life-threatening allergic reaction can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. It can cause skin rashes, nausea, low blood pressure and other symptoms. People can lose consciousness and become unable to communicate their condition to the EMTs. Wearing a medical bracelet with the right abbreviation for an epinephrine injection in case of severe allergies can alert the medical rescuers about the condition and the right treatment.
The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes wear a medical ID bracelet for diabetes. People with diabetes can face hypoglycemic episodes. When blood sugar levels drop, people with diabetes can become stressed, confused, or unresponsive. A medical ID bracelet for diabetes alerts the medical rescuers to the condition of the person.
If you have a medical condition that can be life-threatening, you can choose to wear a medical alert band. A medical alert band has a 24-hour toll free alert number. It also has a personal ID number. When medical rescuers contact the toll-free alert number, they will be provided with medical information available in the database.
Medical bracelets are recommended for children and adults with allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, dementia, autism, stroke, cancer, pacemakers, and other conditions.
What Information to Include in Your Medical Identification Bracelet
You can ask your doctor for specific information about the medical condition that can be engraved in your medical bracelet. If an epinephrine pen is required, you can include the common abbreviation EpiPen. If you will be listing a medication be careful to clarify if you are taking this medication, or if you are allergic to this medication. It is recommended to include an emergency contact number. You can list ICE- in case of emergency – in front of the emergency contact number instead of a name.Share
14 June 2018
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