Written by Michele Wheat
Do you have one or more medical conditions? Or know of anyone that does? If so, healthcare professionals such as physicians and first responders highly recommend wearing a medical identification wristband. In fact, 95% of emergency responders check for medical identification around the wrist and neck of the person they are responding to. This is because a first responder getting informed of their patient's medical condition can be very important for immediate and accurate treatment. If medical teams know about a patient's medical conditions it can prevent things such as misdiagnosis, wrong drug treatment, and other treatments that could pose risks to a patient’s health due to their conditions.
What is a Medical Alert Wristband?
To go more in-depth a medical alert bracelet is a wristband that people can wear that can be personalized with a person's information such as their name, contact information, medical conditions, allergies, medications, and more. In the case that a person needs medical help from a bystander, first responders, or any other medical professional the responders can search for the ID wristband and immediately find out relevant medical information. Obviously, this would be for cases where the patient would be unable to communicate the details of their conditions at that exact moment having the wristband speak on their behalf. Depending on the situation these silicone bracelets for medical alerts can be insanely important for a person's future health.
Who should wear Medical Alert Wristbands and When?
Medical Alert Wristbands are highly recommended to be worn by anyone that has one or more medical conditions, allergies, medications, etc. They are for all ages and all people and should be worn at all times. You never know when you will need medical attention and a medical alert bracelet could save your life and prevent anything super serious from going wrong in terms of personal health during treatment. Furthermore, they are great for everyday reminders as well and not just serious situations. For example, if a child is allergic to something and wears a wristband that displays the allergy the child and the people around (such as a teacher) will never forget so nothing bad ever happens in the first place such as eating something that is not supposed to be eaten.
Wristband Express Special Medical Alert Wristbands
Many medical alert wristbands are made from some sort of metal. These can be uncomfortable, expensive, hard to fully customize, dangerous, and more. That is why our customizable silicone wristbands make for the best medical alert bands. Our wristbands are durable, reusable, waterproof, latex-free, fully customizable, and so much more. As a result, our wristbands have been growing in popularity in the most recent years. Furthermore, as just talked about other metal bands are very expensive which can add up. This is because people's medical conditions change, so you may need to get a new wristband often making our cheaper option the best option. Lastly, since they are cheaper you can have more than one easily so you have a backup or can have different colors for different events, etc.
An Alert Wristband in Action!
There is a man that is allergic to Demerol and has very difficult IV access within his arm. Due to this his mom bought him a medical alert bracelet and put this information on the wristband. Before he had the wristband he would go to the hospital many times and every time they would take a handful of time to get his IV in having to poke him with a needle repeatedly. It is said that even one time he was poked 13 times before they successfully put the IV in. Now thanks to the wristband it is just one poke every time because the bracelet notifies the works that he needs an expert to place the IV correctly on the first try. No more worries and extra pain all thanks to the wristband!