Medical alert jewelry enables rapid identification of patients with chronical illnesses to communicate their illness to others.
This type of jewelry can be extremely important for people with diabetes, epilepsy, previous solid organ transplant, rare blood type/antibodies, asthma, allergies etc. Alert jewelry includes Bracelets, Necklaces, Ankle tags, Bracelet charms, Watches, Sports bands, Pendants. In a case of emergency when you become confused or unresponsive, the jewelry allows immediate identification of the problem. The sooner the problem can be identified, the sooner it can be treated right.
The message on the medical alert bracelet should be concise and to the point. The important information can include at least:
An emergency contact number
The name of your physician
Most important info about your medical conditions
Other ID infos depend on the particular illness.
Today medical alert bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry can be purchased online. Although attractive medical alert jewelry designs are available in a wide range, what is more important is the ID identification that must be clear engraved on the jewelry piece. ID medical jewelry is a piece one should always have by oneself. If one'd like to hide those specific informations, there are custom bracelets or pendants that can be both sides personalized. Outside they can be engraved with Caduceus medical symbol and inside with hidden infos.
So if your illness may unable you to communicate in an emergency case or could even kill you, wearing the medical jewelry with the name of the condition is exetremely important.
However if you are just Insulin Dependent, having Diabetes, you should know that the illness is so common today that paramedics carry glucometers in any case. So if there aren't specific infos according to your particular condition, no sense just to customize the piece with the words "Insulin Dependent". It's usefull then only when with special infos are needed to be engraved. The same is with many allergies, like food allergies. But if you're allergic to latex or a medication, it's a good idea to let know about it through the jewelry.
You should have the alert jewelry in any case if you:
Have rare life-threatening conditions
Conditions that look life-threatening but aren't
Medications you are taking that can cause harm (beta blockers, blood thinners)
Cardiac problems (angina, arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers)
Hearing, sight or mental impairment
Sickle Cell Anemia
Surgery, transplant and cancer patients
Taking multiple medicines
Medical IDs save lives: they reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and don't let minor emergencies to become major ones. Many medical errors occur because of mistakes in medical treatment. Wearing an alert ID protects against medical errors, in order to provide the patient with an effective treatment, and don't let symptoms be misdiagnosed.
According to American emergency medical professionals:
More than 95 percent of respondents look for a medical ID during emergencies.
More than 75 percent look for a medical ID immediately upon assessing a patient.
Custom Medical ID cuff with hidden message
If you have a friend with one of those conditions, such a jewelry piece could become a gift that may once save the life. Just engrave a brief description of vital medical facts to ensure appropriate and timely medical care.
When choosing a medical ID, start with considering the type of jewelry you are comfortable with. Take into concideration your regular activities and choose the best type of ID jewelry, suitable for them. As you are supposed to wear the medical jewelry at all times, it is important of course to choose a type and design that you will like. Medical IDs should be as durable as the material used to create them. Stainless steel medical and sterling silver ID bracelets or necklaces are a great option, but don't forget also to consider if you have metal allergies. Vibrant, colorful silicone pieces are a top choice for kids.
Mminimalsit style bracelets and pendants are great for daily casual wear and discreet enough for elegant dresses and more formal occasions.
Classic ID jewelry allow to engrave information front & back. Make your choice! And feel save!
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