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Scraps of Information a Medial Bracelet Carries

Author: Julie Hanson
by Julie Hanson
Posted: Dec 20, 2016

Long before medical bracelets existed, people who were brought to the ER by paramedics often fell prey to uninformed medical decisions. When there is no dependable source of information and the patient on the gurney is not in a condition to pass on the most significant details of their medical history, the physicians administer treatments that seem right in the moment to assuage the physical pain and trauma.

Sometimes, the treatment falls in the same line with the reactive mechanism of the patients. As a result, some drugs ingested or injected backfired, turning the condition into a direction that could have otherwise been avoided by a little information.

Medical alert bracelets are the game-changer that saved plenty of lives with the supply of the necessary information when the situation demands it.

What Information Do You Put on a Medical Jewelry?

A medical alert necklace or bracelet is not full-length page where everything from a patient’s blood group to a congenital condition can be typed in. Neither can you post a briefing of the last time the patient was hospitalized. You have to be very concise and hit the points right away.

There is no need to put the name of the patients for understandability, it is not a vital piece of information in medical decisions. What you really need to put there is an emergency contact. Keeping the numbers in speed dial on your phone is not enough.

The doctors may not access your phone for the reasons of civil rights. So, you need to engrave the number of a contact person who is 24/7 available and has all the minute details of your case.

Some people like to use their doctor’s phone number in emergency contacts, but that is of use only when you know he/she will receive phone calls in all regular and ungodly hours.

In case you use a different contact, do put the name of your personal physician below it so that he/she can be contacted during the treatment, should the need for that arrives.

As for the names of the diseases, they are either too long or too many to be put in a small plaque. If it is just one chronic condition that the doctor in charge should know about, then go ahead and type that on the bracelet.

If there is quite a bit that you’d like to share with the performing doctor who is carrying out a medication, starting with your allergies, chronic diseases, blood pressure and sugar level, carry a full scale medical record with you and put the referral of that place, like your pocket, wallet, bag, etc., on the bracelet.

Digital bracelets are great for people with complicated health history.

Author’s Bio:

Alexis Stone is one of the top few authors on the Internet who covers a great many topics delving them in depth. Medical jewelries is one of her chosen topics of writing on which she has many resourceful published works in top journals and websites.

About the Author

Julie Hanson is a medical professional who retired recently.

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