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Roughly one out of every five or 1.4 billion people living in this world has a medical condition that paramedics and doctors need to know about right away in case of a medical emergency. If you have a chronic disease, medical condition, an allergy or take a pharmaceutical drug that could threaten your life it is highly recommended that you wear some form of medical ID jewelry to communicate your message.

Wearing a medical id offers you peace of mind knowing that you or your loved one will be properly cared for in a timely manner should an unexpected medical emergency arise.
In an emergency when you might not be able to speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet or necklace speaks for you.

Symptoms of common ailments can easily be misdiagnosed. Prompt diagnosis is critical to effective treatment. A brief description of vital medical facts engraved on your medical ID ensures appropriate and timely medical care.

Majority of all medical errors occur because of mistakes made upon admission or discharge from the hospital. Wearing a medical ID protects against potentially harmful
medical errors.

Approximately 95 percent of emergency responders look for a medical ID; more than 75 percent check for
a medical ID immediately upon assessing the patient. If you're wearing a medical ID, it won't be missed.

Medical IDs can eliminate trips to the hospital, reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent
minor emergencies from becoming major ones.
Bottom line, Medical ID's Save Lives!
A Medical emergency can happen anytime and it is extremely important to have a brief description of vital medical information engraved on your Medical ID so it is right there for the EMT to take immediate action with your treatment. Prompt diagnosis is critical to effective treatment. Chic Alert Medical ID recommends that you consult your primary physician or health care provider on what they think is important to be engraved on your medical ID tag.

Medical ID's should be worn by patients with (but not limited to) the following...
Diabetes (type 1 & 2)
Drug Allergies (such as penicillin)
Food Allergies (such as peanut)
Insect Allergies (such as bee sting)
Epilepsy, Seizure disorders
Heart Disease (angina, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers)
Blood thinners & Anticoagulants (warfarin, coumadin)
Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia
Hypertension
Stroke Risk
Kidney Failure
Emphysema
Breathing disorders
Anemia
Blood Disorders
Sickle Cell Anemia
Rare Blood Type
Hearing, Visual or Mental Impairments
Tourette Syndrome
Cancer
Transplants
Autism
Arrhythmias
ADD/ADHD
Asthma
COPD
Bariatric Surgery Patients
Cerebral Palsy
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Cystic Fibrosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Other Rare Diseases
Clinical Trail Patients
Care Givers
If you're unsure whether you need to wear a medical ID tag, consult your physician or pharmacist.