How Do Medical ID Bracelets Work
Medical ID bracelets are a must-have if you have any type of chronic medical condition. They can save your life. When first responders show up, they will look for information on you that can tell them who you are and how they can help you.
At Road Runner ID, we make emergency identification for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to keep them safe while training or simply while outdoors enjoying nature. Our affordable medical IDs are there for you wherever you go. Wear them on your wrist or attach them to a shoe or around your neck. You don't have to worry about carrying a wallet or purse to hold your ID.
What Is a Medical ID and How Do They Work?
A medical ID bracelet is NOT a medical alert device. It is not something with a little button on it that connects you to emergency personnel in case of an emergency. On the contrary, a medical ID bracelet conveys critical medical information to people who need to know it.
Consider auto accidents, sudden chest pains, or someone becoming unconsciousness for any reason. Someone in one of these situations may be unable to communicate with people trying to help. Medical ID bracelets alert first responders to pre-existing problems or conditions that may affect the way they treat you. It may be diabetes, cardiac issues, food or drug allergies. You may have information to convey regarding organ donors, you may be a cancer patient or have special needs. Alzheimer's, seizures, asthma or COPD, hearing or sight impairment, prescribed medicines … all these details and more can help people help you in a situation where you are unable to convey the information yourself.
How Do Medical ID Bracelets Work?
Medical ID bracelets work simply and effectively. You couldn't ask for more in an emergency situation. When you wear them, 95% of first responders will check for them as soon as they get to you. Whether you are unconscious or unable to speak will not matter.
If you are conscious, you can show emergency personnel your medical ID by pointing to it. Paramedics or police officers are often first on a scene and you can inform them of your information with just a gesture. It’s worth considering that even if you or a loved one is able to speak, precise and unimpaired communication may be impossible. Alzheimer's, autism, or the effects of an accident can all affect the ability to communicate. In such cases, a medical ID bracelet can do the talking for you.
If you are not conscious, rest assured that your medical ID device will convey critical medical information right then and there. Your device will clearly display your name, address, the names of family members to call, and medical information that anyone attending to you needs to know immediately.
Don't just take our word for it, ask your doctor. Physicians and health care organizations throughout the world recommend medical IDs. They are recommended by:
- Mayo Clinic
- Alzheimer's Association
- American Heart Association
- National Institutes of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Texas Heart Institute
- Johns Hopkins Medicine
- The Cleveland Clinic
and many more.
At Road Runner ID, we offer a wide variety of wrist ID's, shoe ID's, kids’ collection, dog tag IDs, watch IDs, and ID badges. We provide many colors and styles for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts of every kind. The devices are lightweight and our designs provide you with peace of mind without the inconvenience of lugging around additional gear.
Our medical ID bracelets can accommodate multiple lines of information. You can have up to six lines of critical information on these medical ID bracelets. So you will have plenty of room for medical information, who to call, your name and address, and your email address if you wish.
We use high-quality materials to create these bracelets for durability, comfort, and convenience. All wristbands are trimmed to fit your wrist. And the silicone wristband is salt and fresh-water proof and will not corrode.
What Should You Engrave on Your Medical ID Bracelet?
What are the first things about you want first responders to know about you in the event of an accident. If you are unable to communicate for whatever reason, what information would be the most important. This should go on your medical ID bracelet.
To help you decide how to use your medical device, consider these four key components that should go on every medical ID bracelet.
- Your diagnosis/condition – what is it you want emergency personnel to know immediately? Do you have a medical condition, can you hear or see?
- Allergies – make sure to note any allergies to drugs, foods, or other materials?
- Your name – this, of course, will help identify you and your loved ones. Not least of all, people will know what to call you as they provide assistance. If you go by a nickname, it can be a good idea to use or include that too.
- Emergency contact – usually phone numbers are the best. It’s not recommended to use a full address unless the ID is for someone with dementia.
In practice, the best advice is to keep the information you provide simple. Don't include social security numbers.
You may never need a medical bracelet, but having one removes some uncertainty. You can continue to enjoy your activities with the reassurance that you can convey critical information, even if you are unable to do so personally. Knowing how medical ID bracelets work and what they can do for you can mean the difference between losing or saving a life.