A medical necklace speaks for you in case of an emergency where you are unable to talk. The information written on the alert tag warns of any health condition that you may have. This information could save your life. Medical necklaces are also called alert necklaces, medical pendants, medical tags, elderly alert or medical alert.
A medical ID is one of the first things the paramedics will check for. Not only do first responders see this information, emergency room workers will also look for a medical ID tag. Prevent misdiagnosis by wearing your health emergency information and keeping it up to date.
If you have one of the following conditions consider wearing a medical ID. Health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, drug allergies, Alzheimer’s, asthma, breathing disorders, COPD, hearing or seeing impaired, hypertension, prescription medications, special needs children or cancer patients should wear a medical alert necklace.
List the medicines that you are taking that might have an interaction with other medicines. These medicines include analgesics, antianginals, antiarrhythmics, anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, decongestants, antihypertensives, beta blockers, chemotherapy agents and steroids. Ask your doctor if he feels you need to list your medication on a medical necklace.
With the event of technology you can carry your medical information on a USB device. This device easily slips into the USB port of your computer to provide access to your medical history. Many 911 responders across the country have the ability to read these USB devices. The information is easy to update as your medications or your medical condition changes. Simply plug the USB device into a computer and input your information.
The medical necklace helps identify people who may wander because of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Anyone who has a tendency to wander and does not remember where they live should wear an elderly alert tag.
Things to engrave on a medical necklace include your prescription medications, diseases or chronic illnesses and life threatening allergies. Include the name and phone number for an emergency contact person. Also include your name.
Besides wearing an ID tag carry a medical wallet identification card with you at all times.
In the past medical ID’s were just plain metal tags that were engraved. Now these tags come in stylish jewelry settings. So there is no need to go without a medical alert tag. You can design and build a tag that fits your lifestyle. Choose several styles of medical necklaces to wear for different occasions. Wear your ID necklace all the time. Remember that wearing a medical necklace could save your life.
A medical necklace could save your life. Learn what information to put on them and how to choose a medical necklace that fits your lifestyle.