Why Should I Wear A Medical ID?
WHY SHOULD I WEAR A MEDICAL ID?
and emergency room personnel need information about your medical condition quickly
and clearly when emergencies occur – and emergencies always occur without
- In an accident or other incident that leaves you without the ability to speak for yourself with no one with you who can act as your advocate, the engraved medical ID bracelet, watch, or pendant you wear is accessible when first responders, paramedics, and emergency room personnel check your pulse or airway.
conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy, and a myriad of other conditions need to
be brought to the attention of emergency medical providers. For example, some medications, such as
blood thinners (think “Coumadin,” “Warfarin,” or even “aspirin”) or blood
pressure medication, can cause reactions that need an immediate medical
explanation so that diagnosis and treatment are not delayed, duplicated, or
performed in error.
medical personnel must know about potentially life-threatening allergies before
administering medications. For example,
use of latex gloves when treating a patient with latex allergies can cause a
devastating reaction. The same is true
for individuals who have an allergy to radiologic dyes or an allergy to