Medical ID bracelet

So my wife thinks I should get a medical bracelet or chain to make any emt's, docs etc of my situation. Does anyone else have them? Where did you get them from? What do they say?

thanks


7 Comments

ID bracelet.

by Stepford_Wife - 2007-07-23 07:07:52

Hi dltrent.

I have a Medic Alert bracelet. You can obtain one from Medic Alert, 1-800-ID ALERT, or from their web site www.medicalert.org
Mine, gives a quick summary of what meds I'm on, my allergies, my heart condition, and that I have a pacemaker, and a phone number to Medic Alert, for further information.

~ Dominique ~

ID bracelet

by CathrynB - 2007-07-23 10:07:50

Me too -- Medic Alert. My doctor recommended I get one because he said EMTs would apply the paddles for external defibrillation differently if ever needed, if they know in advance that I have a pacemaker. It can help you in an emergency if ever needed. Cathryn

I.D. Chain

by peacemaker - 2007-07-24 03:07:07


I couldn't afford medic alert, I have my pacemaker card all the time. I also went onto E-bay searched medic chain(had a bracelet broke it in a month) a few different ones came up found one I liked. I paid under 10 bucks, they engraved it with dual chamber pacemaker and medic alert, plus free shipping.
Worked for me.
Peacemaker

americanmedical-id

by sweetkozy - 2007-07-24 04:07:50

I wear one too that states my name,pacemaker, EP doc, phone number, and on the back I put an emergency contact. You never know what could happen and you would rather have the Doctors or EMT's know ahead of time that you have a pacemaker. You get used to wearing it and before you know it, you won't even know it's there. :)

Cheers,
Jenny

Medic Alert

by Shell - 2007-07-24 04:07:51

I also have a Medic Alert bracelet. It has on it complete heart block, pacemaker and that I'm on coumadin.There's a toll free number on it that medical personal can call to find out more. (name, address, doctors, medication your on, etc. )There is a yearly fee (though I think if it's too much they can help out with it) You get a basic bracelet included with you'r yearly fee but they also have alot of different styles you can purchase. I feel safer because even if I have my wallet with me this is quicker to look at than searching for any id, my pacemaker card, etc. Also, if I go out with out any ID (like on a walk) I'm still protected.

ID Bracelet

by BeckyM - 2007-07-24 12:07:29

I have a medical alert bracelet too, I did a search and found some really nice ones at www.americanmedical-id.com. They will engrave on the back and front of bracelet with important information such as cardio doc.

*Becky*

Lauren's Hope

by winelover - 2007-07-25 05:07:19

I get my medical bracelets from Laurenshope.com. They are very nice looking. I usually have a couple of different ones and just change the ID plate. They are also rather inexpensive. If you have Medic Alert as well, you can have that number engraved also.

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In fact after the final "tweaks" of my pacemaker programming at the one year check up it is working so well that I forget I have it.