Jeanamo
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Jeanamo, May 8,  2016  11:23am EST

Medical Information bracelets

I was just wondering how many of the people in this forum have medical information bracelets or pendants on a chain (like a "dog tag" for some men).  When away from home, one of these can be very helpful in case of an emergency such as an accident or sudden illness.  There are many medical ID bracelets available on the internet....many of the bracelets are very attractive and look like a nice piece of jewelry for women...or an ID bracelet for men.  Some men prefer to wear a tag on a long chain around their neck underneath their clothing.  If you are taking a "blood thinner"....warfarin, Pradaxa, Eliquis, or Xarelto...this information can be engraved on the piece of jewelry. Also if you have a pace maker, defibrillator, or take other essential medicines like insulin, this information can also be added.  In addition it can be important information if your medicine could have an adverse reaction with another medicine that might unknowingly be administered. Some of the bracelets have a small compartment where you can insert a tiny piece of paper with your medical information.  In case of an accident or other unexpected event, this information can be critical to those who are immediate responders.  All of the bracelets have the medical identification symbol on the outside so medical personel will check them.  Most of these are resonably priced and if you do not have one, you might want to make an internet search and order one you like.   Since many of us are taking anticoagulants, it is really a good idea to have one.
  • JohnMiosh
    JohnMiosh, October 3,  2016  4:23am EST
    I use onelifeid.  It is engraved with my full name, year of birth, Afib, Rivaroxaban, penicillin allergy and emergency contact. There is also a web address that accesses medical records, (passcode protected,code is on rear of bracelet.) The password protected site has further information: address, organ donor register status, blood group, emergency contacts, doctors details, any medical conditions, medication  including attachments if appropriate NHS number, hospital treatment number, date of birth and any other info you need to add.  This can be updated as and when required, and is not subject to any fees.
  • phic99
    phic99, May 18,  2016  3:51pm EST
    Important Correction. (Please note I am located in Australia) I recently advised that I use a small USB drive on a chain to hold all of my medical warnings and information. Jeanco asked if they were able to be read by first responders and I advised that I had checked with paramedics and the answer was yes. I have now checked with the ambulance service and their advice is not yet! They recommended a bracelet as well as the USB drive until they have more up to date equipment.
  • mamazipp
    mamazipp, May 17,  2016  11:14pm EST
    I have a titanium bracelet with a red caduceus on the front from American Medical ID.  On The back it says AFib, on Eliquis and  titanium implant R knee.  It cost about 50.00 with free shipping to Canada, where I live.  It's light and delicate and I never take it off.
  • betty287
    betty287, May 17,  2016  2:16am EST
    Thank you!
  • GoAskAlice
    GoAskAlice, May 14,  2016  4:10am EST
    Smart thinking identifying the drive with a cross. Liquid white out works well on the cases and can be scratched off if you want to change what you put on it. White out isn't as cool looking as a cross. Also - anyone looking for a Etsy or Pinterest idea?
  • lilajo
    lilajo, May 13,  2016  5:57am EST
    The chain constantly moving around my neck caused irritation. I found a small thin leather chain. So much easier.
  • dcgray0
    dcgray0, May 13,  2016  5:12am EST
    I have a medical ID alert bracelet I wear that I got from Lauren's Hope as well, it has my name, heart condition, hubbys name and number and other info, great idea to wear one. Medics check for those
  • phic99
    phic99, May 13,  2016  1:48am EST
    Hi Jeanamo,I have checked and the paramedics do have the facility to read usb drives. I also forgot to mention that I super glued a small metal red cross to the drive so as it was clear what it was for. The red cross came off an old badge with the fasteners removedCheers Phil
  • phic99
    phic99, May 12,  2016  11:17pm EST
    Hi Betty,The usb is LACIE brand and I purchased it on ebay Australia. As far as I know it is a US product. Go to www.lacie.com and look for Petite Key. I think you only need 8GB capacity and my local cost was AUD18.00.CheersPhil
  • Jeanamo
    Jeanamo, May 12,  2016  11:54am EST
    I also have my blood type on my bracelet and think it is definitely a good idea to have any serious allergies (such as pennicillin) as well. Do you think paramedics or other first responders would be able to access the USB key information instantly if needed?  Probably so...in this electronic age,.....
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