Life Saver Medical I.D.
Answer: Even if you are in perfect health, you should carry Life Saver Medical I.D. to show you have no pre-existing conditions. It also carries your blood type, next of kin and any wishes you may have. Knowing this much information about you in an emergency situation may well assist a paramedic to provide the quickest and most appropriate treatment.
Question: I already have a medical bracelet to alert emergency personnel to my condition. Do I still need Life Saver Medical I.D.
Answer: Medical bracelets are very useful for serious medical conditions but the details are limited until emergency personnel can call to confirm your full medical background. There are over 60 pieces of medical and personal information on Life Saver Medical I.D. It can be read immediately so there is no need to phone to verify details. When every second counts, it is best to be prepared as possible.
Question: Since a "smart card" with an embedded computer chip holds unlimited information would it not be more effective?
Answer: At present, paramedics are not equipped to access your medical and personal information stored in a central computer bank. They rely on written or oral information provided by you... or family members. There is the danger of medical identity theft. Since you fill Life Saver Medical I.D. out personally or with the help of your doctor, pharmacist or family member, your information is kept personal until such time as it is needed for medical treatment. Your medical and personal information is less likely to be compromised.
Question: Where should I keep Life Saver Medical I.D. Should I have more than one?
Answer: Carry Life Saver Medical I.D. with you at all times, in your wallet or purse, along with your health card, driver's license and other important I.D. This is one of the first places emergency personnel will look. In the event an emergency takes place at home, put a second one on your refrigerator, kitchen counter or bathroom medicine cabinet. This way you will have them with you -- or someplace a paramedic can find them.
Question: Is Life Saver Medical I.D. intended only for the elderly and persons with serious complicated and multiple health conditions?
Answer: No. Life Saver Medical I.D. is intended for any person of any age who wish to be as fully prepared as possible in the event of a medical emergency. It provides extra security to seniors having all data summarized in one place, easily accessible for both regular medical visits or emergency situations.
An accident, heart attack or stroke could happen at any time. It is also perfect for children or teenagers who often do not carry any form of personal identification. Simply tuck into their school bag or pocket.
"Your child should carry...a wallet-sized card with information including blood type, allergies and emergency contacts." - St. Petersburg Times, Florida
Question: What if someone has a physical or mental disability?
Answer: Life Saver Medical I.D. is especially useful for anyone with a physical or mental disability, including hearing-impaired persons who might have difficulty communicating or understanding questions from emergency personnel. It is also a practical way for those whose first language is not English, or do not speak English well to communicate important data to health care professionals.
Question: What if I am traveling abroad in a foreign speaking country?
Answer: The bright red bar and emergency icon on Life Saver Medical I.D. makes it highly visible and immediately recognizable by doctors and medical personnel worldwide.
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