Here are some important tips for anyone with a Heart Condition: These tips could be the difference in being able to keep you alive with the best and quickest care possible.
The first tip is
Keep a Copy of your medical history, medications, emergency contacts.
If you are experiencing an emergency, you may not be able to supply the emergency technicians with the information they need. This list should have all information that you feel necessary for the emergency team to know. Please include any Allergies you have!
Always keep extra medications on hand.
You never know when there could be a natural disaster or emergency so it is wise to keep these extra meds in a safe, easy location to access in the event of disaster. Going without your medications could be just as dangerous as the disaster itself. Keep atleast an extra weeks worth.
Everyday there are people being rushed to hospitals. There isn’t a single day that emergencies will not happen across the world. Emergencies, especially health emergencies, are not a welcoming thought.
When it is all a matter of life and death, every minute or second would mean a lot. In this regard, a medical alert pendant can help in alerting the medical staff to take note of the medical information provided in the pendant.
When the elderly is rushed to the hospital for medical emergency reasons, it is important that the hospital has access to patient’s medical history or information. That’s usually not possible when the patient is not conscious and unaccompanied; but with medical pendant worn as part of a necklace, it can also serve as the key to providing all of the patient’s medical information.
Medical ID bracelets could save your life some day if you have a medical condition like diabetes or severe allergies. Paramedics know to look for medical ID bracelets when they come upon a person who is non-responsive. The bracelet informs the first responders about your medical condition when you can’t seem to to allow them to begin the appropriate care.
Medical alert ID bracelets come in a wide variety of styles today and are made from many materials. Because of that, the prices can range from very inexpensive to prices that compete with nice jewelry. Since you should wear your bracelet constantly, the style you choose is reliant on personal preference. You can even buy several different styles and change them to match your outfits.
Medical alert ID bracelets come in styles for men, women, and children. They are easily identifiable because they usually have a medical symbol on the front like a red cross or a caduceus. Inexpensive ID bracelets can be bought with the medical condition already engraved or painted on the bracelet. For example, if you have diabetes, you can select a bracelet that is imprinted with a red cross and the words “diabetes patient.”
Who can tell how many lives have been saved because of medical alert bracelets. But it can be safely said that many owe their lives to the medical staff who were able to quickly find out their medical history because it was written on their bracelet.
If you need special medical care because you have a condition such as diabetes or epilepsy or other condition that needs to be taken into account in an emergency then you should have this on your alert bracelet. This is especially true if you are not conscious or otherwise aware at the time of your medical emergency.
If you are allergic to medication such as penicillin you want your medical staff to know this in case you are not able to communicate with them. The medical professionals feel more confident treating people with medical bracelets when that person is unable to communicate with them.