Friday, April 12, 2013

Medical Identy Bottom Line

Medical Ids
We would appreciate your comments on your experience and recommendations regarding medical id alert jewelry items in general i.e., medical alert bracelets, id alert necklaces, medical charms or other id products.

Also your suggestions of items you would like to see to help you with keeping your medical information, similar to our Free Emergency Medical ID Wallet Cards  on MedIDs.com website.


Medical Identity - The Bottom Line

Alert and Inform the First Responders.

In the advent of an emergency and you cannot speak, medics or other first responders are trained to look on your wrist or neck for a medical id tag that boldly displays the international recognized emergency emblem logo.

Help Them Help You.

If you ask your family physician what's the most important information that's needed in an emergency where nothing is known about you, he or she will probably say,

1. Any chronic medical condition such as Diabetes,  Seizures, etc.
2. Any medication that you cannot take because of allergic reactions.
3. Any high risk medication you are taking, Blood Thinners, Steroids, etc.
4. Persons to contact in case of an emergency. ICE Contacts

Bottom Line

Wear a Medical ID Alert tag on wrist or necklace chain to ALERT!

Keep an Up To Date list of your medications, conditions, allergies to INFORM!

Keep It Simple

Engrave your medical condition, allergy, high risk meds,  on the id bracelet/necklace pendant and also include  the words "SEE WALLET CARD" on the medical id tag.

ALERTING first responders of your medical needs and INFORMING by telling them where to find the medical information they will need to help you.  Just that simple.

What type of medical id is best? The type you plug into a computer for medical history? An 800 phone number medical service the ER doctor can call? (More comments later)

All is well and good, but I'll put my money on the first line of defense with a Bold, Visible, Durable id bracelet or necklace, one that's comfortable and can be worn 24/7, along with my wallet card placed next to my drivers license.  I also personally like to be "discrete" with my personal med info until it's needed by engraving such data on the back side of bracelet tag. The large red medical symbol alone will alert and some add the wording "SEE BACK" which the medics will do anyway.

"What if I was aboard the flight that recently crashed in San Francisco?  For effective triage to work in an emergency of that magnitude, number of people involved, etc., I would want instant info available."

The advantage of the wallet id med card, it can be updated as needed as your medications and medical conditions change, as they frequently do. This service is Free at, http://medids.com/free-id.php.

More on these newer styles and types of  medical ID.

I heard of a case* EMS Responder  did not even recognize the bracelet a patient was wearing as being a "Medical ID Bracelet" because the particular design of the bracelet was unusual, no medical emblem. The company making that bracelet failed in keeping physicians informed on its product. I get a lot of mixed responses about the use of USB computer ids, and on the 1-800 membership id services. The use of these products does take time to phone or connect to obtain your medical information, which is good for later use.  Keeping it simple; Instant information that could save my life!  Appreciate your comments.

Keep it simple.

There are styles of ids that kids, as well as adults are more likely to wear and will actually enjoy wearing, ones that still provides the primary function, they ALERT.  Fashionable beads, wraps, leather and other materials have spiced-up the ladies bracelet collections.

* For any information system to work properly, that system has to be up-dated often







Advice on the importance of medical alert bracelets and what specific types of medical IDs are recommended by a Hospital ER Nurse. Also advise on what information to engrave on a emergency medical id bracelet. What should my bracelet say regarding wording, etc.?

Discussion board comments allnurses.com/ where nurses answer questions regarding medical ids.

87 comments:

  1. Excellent service and great product....very satisfied. James W. WI

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  2. Thanks for the free printing of the med id wallet card. I live on a fixed income and can't afford to purchase med id jewelry. Mary

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  3. I've had new doctors recently and also in the hospital where I pulled out the wallet ID and they couldn't believe all the info on it. One Dr. asked for the website and I told her and she was going to inform the rest of the hospital which would help so many people who can't talk when they first get into an ER. Thanks for so much. I'm very happy with this and keep it w/me all the time.

    Peggy S, AZ

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    1. Appreciate your recommendation of our Free Medical Wallet Card that you complete on your computer keyboard. Saves a lot of time at your healthcare office in completing paperwork.

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  4. Thank you for providing this free service. This card is very good to have at the doctors office or the drug store. Monte

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    1. You are welcome! Appreciate your feedback.

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  5. I would like this for keeping my meds straight.

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    1. We have several programs to help keep medicine dosages taken as prescribed.

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  6. This by far the best website for emergency medical cards I have eve seen and would recommend this site to anyone that ask me. The other thing it was free. This will help me and my medical team. Thanks for being there for me.

    Chuck Chicago

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  7. I have heart issues and my medication changes from time to time. This website is easy to use and always impresses the doctors and hospital personnel whenever I show it. Have given this website to countless friends/family/medical professionals for years. I can't thank you enough for providing this excellent service for free!

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    2. You added it and it doesn't work!

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    3. The information provided performs a great service and is greatly appreciated.The numerous products available for purchase will save a life.
      Thank you

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    4. Thanks for using our free service!

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  8. The MedID's are great. My husband and family all have copies. If there should be an emergency, all they have to do is hand over the card. In an emergency it is easy to get emotional and draw a blank on information needed to help someone you care about. I can not thank you enough for helping me be safe.

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  9. Excellent product, especially free. My patients love them.

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  10. Great small-size card, easy to carry. Appreciate it very much.
    Only flaw -- when I tried to put in an apostrophe to identify "women's".....instead of the apostrophe, the system put in "'s) instead of the actual apostrophe.

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    1. Posted on the Med ID Card generation form is the following statement.

      NOTE: Use of certain characters in the text boxes below, will affect the formatting of the finished card including, quotation marks " ", commas , parenthesis ( ), etc.

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  11. Great product, especially for people who travel a lot. It also saves a lot of time in doctors' offices. The only drawback is the inability to edit the last card filled out rather than having to type it all over again. I understand that will be coming -- Yaaa!

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  12. Thank you for this service, this is a service we with health problems can use. I will be passing this along to others. Thanks again.

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  13. Great card. I love that it's free. Our family has 3 generations in the fire service. They love it too! Right now going through so many changes in medicine, I need something I can quickly update. As soon as I have a final diagnosis of my medical problems, I will get a permanent ID in your jewelry. Thanks!

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  14. I live alone with no family in the area. It occurred to me that should anything happen, no one knows my doctors or complete medical condition(s). Went online and found this site. Printed out several for myself and emergency contacts. Thanks, this is a great tool. Will let othes know about it.

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  15. Just came back to update my card. I've been carrying one for years, It's a great product especially for the price, FREE! You can get a lot more vital info on it than jewelry. I have passed this site onto others. Remember to always carry it behind your drivers license or picture ID

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  16. It was so helpful to have a easy to follow format that contains all my medical information. My husband feels better having a "card" on me in case of emergencies. This is a great product for those with major medical problems or even for those just wanting to organize contact information. It is a Free product...what's not to like about it!

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  17. Typed in all the info on the id card and your site is not working. Ugh!!

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  18. an absolutely teriffic free card. i will print one for each family member. this saves a lot of time/filling out paperwork. thank you very much for such a great and free service.

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  19. You should add a couple lines for the insurance companies and phone numbers of auto and/or motorcycle insurance.

    You should provide a place for email addresses of contacts.

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  20. Suggest: To have an easy EDIT function at just before print button. To re check for clarity
    and accuracy especially checking for correct medicine spellings.

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  21. Dear Sirs-
    today is the 8th. I prepared an id card, but then when I went to print it, I had clicked for the card to be bigger than the smallest size, but it still printed the smallest size. I use the library computer, so it cost me $1.00, for the wrong size. I am requesting that you repair this problem on your website. Thankyou.
    rdanczek@netscape.net

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  22. I just typed in all info and printed card. Then realized I made a mistake. How can I get back into the card where the info is so I don't have to retype the whole thing?

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  23. I had no problems at all, loved the products. I truly appreciate the Medical card program and have used it to update info several times.

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  24. Thank you for providing this service.
    It saved me a lot of time and has given me peace of mind.
    The id card will be helpful as I travel and if any emergencies
    come up.
    I just had a little problem with the printing...it did not print
    the entire card to begin with and then when I got it fixed, it did
    not print the correct size.
    But otherwise, as good product.
    Will share this with others.

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  25. In the throes of a very real emergency, digging out info in your mind or in a stack of papers can be the last thing on your mind, and difficult at best. The MedID card in your wallet just MAY save your life and sanity as well. I make it a point to make extra copies to give to family and close contacts, just in case. Thank you for being there... it really helps!
    MG

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  26. I am a 53 year old healthy gym rat who loves having a free medical card in my wallet. I ruptured my calf muscle, got blood clots and filled up my lungs with pulmonary emboli. From the doctor's office, to the ER, to the hospital, it was wonderful to have all the medical information in one place.

    Thank you.

    P.S. Your free medical service is good business since refer your web site frequently and will be buying a bracelet to identify my blood thinners for the next year.

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  27. ABSOLUTELY a great addition to the Dog Tag Style of Med Alert ! Just came from site ugrading my Med Info and printing the new card. I recently made a trip to the ER and this was a welcome ASSET !

    Thank You !

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  28. This site is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for this service. I will use this for myself, husband and father. Thank you again!!!!

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  29. I really like having the Med.ID Card. It really comes in handy when you go to the Dr. and Hospital. It saves time in giving all the information.

    Thank You, Texas

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  30. Found this site when my daughter started taking seizure medication and the doctor told us she should carry a medical ID. Was easy to adjust dosage info as it changed. Now I create cards for my parents to carry. This is such a great free service!

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  31. Excellent products thanks for sharing such a clear post about medical alert devices.

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  32. What a great service. I have had one for years but I am disappointed there is no entry to identify me as an organ donor

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  33. Thank you for the Medical Card, it is very helpful when visiting the doctors. Having gotten some new physicians lately, it really helps. Have been using them for several years now. I have showed it to many friends and they are always impressed. They always want the web address.

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  34. thank you for the free card I can't afford to buy one

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  35. Not to complain, but I needed more lines for medications and vitamins and stuff.

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  36. This is really very helpful and informative post.It help us to full service offered for best & affordable magnetic badges.

    magnetic badges & name badges

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  37. Your a live SAVER.. ThanKs1111

    N. Calif.

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  38. The free MedID card is an awesome tool. The hospital staff is always impressed when we pull this out of Dad's wallet. Also, my husband and I are part of a motorcycle organization and most of us carry the MedID card. Very handy!

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  39. spectacular!!! everyone should have one but especially my elderly parents. Thank you so very much!!!

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    1. A must for caring for elderly parents.

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  40. I thank you for the ability to update the Med ID Wallet card I carry if needed after each follow up with my doctor. What a great service and very much appreciated.

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  41. Thank you for providing this free service. It is good to have a card in my wallet that provides emergency contact info while traveling.

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  42. excellent products, every one should have med. ID for emergencies

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  43. A great free medical service! One sometimes forgets that an emergency can happen when we least expect it. For a single travelling professional it makes sense to always carry this information to expedite medical services. Thanks

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  44. Love this service.... Been using and upgrading for a few years now. Have also referred a few of my friends and family to this site. Thank You MedIDs.com

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  45. Thank you for this service. This card makes it easy to fill out paperwork for a new doctor or for the ER. THANKS YOU!!! What a great service!

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  46. Nagyszerü. és igen hasznos a kártya. Köszönöm a lehetőséget,hogy rendszerbe foglalva tudom a gyógyszereimet idegen orvosnak bemutatni.
    Köszönet és további jó munkát.
    Dr. Farkas

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  47. Thank you for this free service, it's great. nice to have all the information in one spot!!

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  48. Good product - you can use your own "print" off your computer to adjust the size of the card 85% worked for me. Makes the card the perfect size for wallet while making the text smaller to fit and all lines are included.

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  49. Carla Edgar-Lawton,OKJanuary 12, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Great Web Site! I Tell everyone I know about this Site! Having These Emergency Medical ID Cards Are a Time saver in a Doctors office! Thanks!!So Very Much!!

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  50. Carla Edgar-Lawton,OKJanuary 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    I tell everyone about this site, a real time saver in a Doctors office! Thank you! very much! For such a very Helpful site!

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  51. This website provides such a good service. I have used the wallet card for years. It can be changed easily when medications or health conditions change. Thank you for making this possible.

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    1. This free Med IDs card saves money on up-dating a medical ID bracelet, etc.

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  52. When I shrunk the card to print it, it left off Physicians: and his contact info.
    Therefore, I will just write it in. Nevertheless, this is a great service. Thank you for offering it.

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  53. I was trying to obtain a form showing my medical data, doctors name, medications, allergies ECT. I could find many products to purchase, but I only needed the form as to what I needed to carry in my wallet. O could not find such a form.

    grhayes@martineer.net

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    1. The form is located at; http://www.medids.com/Emergency_Medical_Form.html
      that can be accessed http://www.medids.com/free-id.php

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    2. Go to http://www.medids.com/free-id.php scroll down and download My Medicine List™

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  54. This is really a great information. People will be greatly benefited by this.
    Some of blogs are very good in you list. Thank’s for this informative post. I’ll visit this site again.
    Emergency Dental Services Manhattan NY

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  55. thanks a lot guys... this is what I call with Business with service...May god be with you in all your endeavours

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  56. Thanks for the card service. I do a lot of motorcycle touring. I laminated two sets of the card. One I keep in my wallet so I always have one with me and the other one I hang on a lanyard around my neck when I am riding. Gives me a good sense of security to know that if anything should happen to me when riding the medical teams will have my critical information as well as having a source of information for contacting my wife. Thanks again.

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