How to Get a Medical Alert Bracelet
If you've never worn a medical alert bracelet before, you may be wondering how to get one. Road Runner ID is a great place to find one. We specialize in ID bracelets for those who love the outdoors and for athletes in training.
When you're training, the last thing you need is a bulky pack or additional equipment to carry. We don't want anything to slow you down or get in your way. With our convenient medical ID bracelets, you are good to go!
What Road Runner ID Offers You
At Road Runner ID, we make medical alert bracelets or IDs that are worn on the wrist, shoe, or around your neck so you don't have to carry a purse or wallet. When you're traveling, you want minimal gear.
Our medical alert bracelets are designed to provide written, critical information for first responders or whoever is with you when you need assistance. Providing them with this information could save your life.
Our medical alert bracelets are essential for anyone who suffers from chronic or debilitating issues. Food allergies, diabetes, use of medications, and so much more should go on every medical alert bracelet. Our wrist medical ID bracelets are lightweight, comfortable, and you can list up to 6 lines of information on each ID tag. The ID bands also come in a variety of styles and colors.
What Do EMTs Look For
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained as first responders. The first thing they will look for is a medical alert bracelet or tag. When emergencies happen, be they from a medical condition or an accident, time is of the essence. If you are unable to communicate with personnel, you can still communicate essential information to know about your treatment via a medical alert bracelet.
If your medical condition has a long medical name that may not fit on a medical alert bracelet, don't worry. There are universal abbreviations that are readily understood, particularly by people in the industry. These common abbreviations include:
Allergies - ALRG
Atrial Fibrillation - A-fib
Blood Pressure - BP
Cardiovascular - CV
Chemotherapy - CT
Congestive Heart Failure - CHF
Diabetes Type I - IDDM
Diabetes Type II - AODM
Epinephrine Pen - EpiPen
Gastrointestinal - GI
Heart Patient - CHD
Pacemaker - DDDR
Ventricular Tachycardia - VT/v tach
Vision Impaired - VI
This type of information is critical to getting you the care you need. Fortunately, these bracelets can be worn by children and adults alike.
How to Get a Medical Alert Bracelet
Affordable and very durable, our medical alert bracelets are waiting for your medical information. What a relief it will be when you know you have a form of reliable ID on you wherever you go.
When you've looked at our medical alert bracelet options, choose what information to include on the band. We recommend that you consider four key components.
- Your name – Jane Smith
- Your condition(s) – For example: CHF or IDDM. Use as many abbreviations as you can and remember that your medical information is going to be more important to first responders than your contact information.
- Your allergies (if any) – Such as: allergic to PCN, Latex.
- Emergency contact – this is typically the name and number of a family member or friend. You can use more than one contact. Be sure to include numbers where they are sure to be reached, so cell phone numbers are often best.
What should you leave off an alert bracelet? Do not include your street address unless the person it's for has dementia or is autistic. Avoid emails. Keep it simple.
You know your health history best of all. Before you order your medical alert bracelet, make a list of conditions you think should be included. At Road Runner ID, our bracelets are high quality and the printable portion will always be clear and professionally printed.
Don't let medical conditions or allergies slow you down. You have a life to lead or a training plan to follow. So, get out there. With your new medical alert bracelet, you're good to go. Train, exercise with added safety anywhere you go.