fashionable medical id bracelet

Medical ID Bracelets

Bracelets speak on behalf of the person who is wearing one when they are incapable of speaking and no one is around who knows about their medical condition(s). When dealing with emergency situations, it is essential that all emergency response teams (EMTs) are able to swiftly identify any and all medical conditions that may prohibit certain life saving techniques. Without this knowledge, it is easy to misdiagnose a symptom as “common” and the right care is delayed and possibly jeopardized.

Medical alert jewelry speeds up first responder assessments. All health care professionals are in agreement that early detection of certain medical conditions can save lives as ID bracelets aid in avoiding harmful, and sometimes fatal, medical errors. With the information on a medical ID bracelet on hand, emergency teams are able to recognize certain health factors and provide the right care. Now all first responders are trained to look for medical ID bracelets and other pieces of medical alert jewelry.

Who Should Wear a Medical ID Bracelet?

Always talk with a medical professional regarding the need to be wearing a medical ID bracelet. If your doctor believes it can be beneficial, it is very simple to get one made up. Here is a list of some medical conditions that require an individual wear a medical ID bracelet:

  • Attention Deficit [Hyperactive] Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Allergies (ex: Peanuts; Penicillin; Bee Stings; Milk; Gluten)
  • Anemia
  • Anticoagulants (Blood Thinners)
  • Autism
  • Bariatric Surgery Patients
  • Blood Disorders
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Clinical Trial Patients
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes (Type I and Type II)
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy / Seizure Disorders
  • Heart Disease
  • Hearing Impaired
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Rare Diseases
  • Sight Impaired
  • Mentally Impaired
  • Kidney Failure
  • Memory Impairment (ex: Alzheimer’s; Dementia)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • People on Multiple Medications
  • Pulmonary Conditions (ex: COPD; Asthma)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Special Needs
  • Transplant Patient
  • Tourette Syndrome

When Should Medical ID Bracelets Be Worn?

Medical ID bracelets should be worn at all times, even when sleeping. It is essential to find a durable, long lasting medical ID bracelet. Many of the top healthcare organizations urge the use of medical ID bracelets, including the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo Clinic, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association.

Benefits of Wearing Medical ID Jewelry

Here are just a few of the benefits of wearing medical ID bracelets:

  • Prompt diagnoses for effective treatment
  • Timely and appropriate medical care
  • Lack of mistakes made during admission and discharge of patients
  • Protection against dangerous medical errors
  • Reduce number of hospital trips and admission
  • Prevents small emergencies from becoming major calamities

MyNameNecklace has a variety of stylish and fashionable, yet practical, medical ID bracelets. Check out our collection and choose one for yourself or someone you love.

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