Medical Device ID for Cyclist

Do any cyclists use Dog Tags while on bike vs carrying Medical Device ID card?

If so source & how much info do you have on it?

My PM is for Bradycardia 


9 Comments

LifeID

by USMC-Pacer - 2023-08-24 13:28:19

I use this:

https://lifeid.health/

It slips right on the band of my smart watch. It can be scanned by any EMT with a smart phone and provides whatever data you wish to add along with any emergency contact information. Works for me

Card vs. dog tag

by AgentX86 - 2023-08-25 00:13:29

EMTs are not going to go through your personal effects to look for information.  They're likely to check something that is obvious, though not necessarily.  I wear a dog tag for a couple of the most important medical details, particlarly the ones that could incapacitate me (heart/pacemaker and siezure).  I also have the two drugs important if I'm incapacitated (anticoagulant and anticonvulsive). I also have my name and wife's cell number. These are the only things that could be needed in an emergency.

I also have an aluminum "credit card" with everything on it but I only have it because it was $1 with the dog tag. No one will look at it or my pacemaker card.  Not going to happen.

Stored in the cloud

by Lurker - 2023-08-25 09:09:24

I'm always leery of companies that will store things "free" for you in the cloud.

Because at some point they always come back and say you have 30 days to get it off or you we start charging you $10 a month.

I like the Agents idea better 

Personally I don't wear anything. But the idea has crossed my mind lately. 
 

Doc DX

 

RoadID

by Aintgotrhythm - 2023-08-25 11:04:25

I'm also a cyclist. I've had one of these for a long time, since the company first started. I'm new to having a pacemaker and have recently updated it to include pacemaker info. Really fast delivery and great customer service. 

https://www.roadid.com/

I have my name, pacemaker info, emergency contact name and phone, blood type, NKA (no known allergies) and insurance info on mine.

Aintgotrhythm

by TwoBigWheels - 2023-08-25 15:19:43

LoL. I just contacted RoadID yesterday. I "always" have one on my ankle for road & MTB. The ones I've been using, u velcro around the ankle...they no longer support or produce those. They recommend XL Elastic Wrist (?) To go over ankle. What product are u using and how? I don't wear anything on my wrists now and don't think it would be a good idea on MTB due to possible snags on branches

Snags

by AgentX86 - 2023-08-25 16:06:33

My dog tag is on a fine silver necklace.  There is no snag that I'm even going to feel before that thing is gone. I'm very careful when I put it over my head.

My RoadID

by Aintgotrhythm - 2023-08-25 21:16:15

I have my RoadID on an Apple watch sports band. I'm a roadie so no worries about snagging on branches but agree that something dangling/loose wouldn't be a good idea.

+1 for RoadID

by nickhu - 2023-08-28 20:34:37

I have it on my watchband - so its there all the time.

Roadid

by BradyJohn - 2023-09-02 02:12:35

Had roadid for many years now. Vinyl band, metal clip with the info, metal clasp.  It's part of what I wear on my wrist at all times.  I run and ride (mostly road, some mtb). I am pretty sure it would breakaway if I ever were to snag it.  I include a line that says'Implanted Pacemaker'.  It makes me feel better though I'm not sure that first responders look for bracelets and such.  At least not right away.  That being said, one of my friends was hit by a car while cycling and was'unidentified male' for way too long.

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As for my pacemaker (almost 7 years old) I like to think of it in the terms of the old Timex commercial - takes a licking and keeps on ticking.