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Doctor insights on: Child Medical Alert Bracelet

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Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

No: Only people with life-threatening conditions that need to be taken care of immediately - e.g. Epilepsy or a severe allergy that can lead to death in minutes. ...Read more

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Should I put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Should I put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?

Yes: If you have the genetic problem of prolonged muscle relaxation after the administering of succinylcholine you should display this on a medic alert tag and place it in all of your medical records. It is our hope that someday we will find a replacement medication for this med but we still need it occasionally in anesthetic practice. The diagnosis is made by getting a dibucaine test. ...Read more

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Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

To indicate their: Prescribed dose of amphetamine (adderall, vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) dexedrine) stimulants because many states require er's & trauma centers to screen drivers & passengers in motor vehicle accidents for drugs. Also, some non-stimulants(tenex, intuniv, catapres, capvay) lower blood pressure & rebound hypertension can occur if they'e discontinued abruptly. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Steroid use: Medical alert tags tell an emergency responder about conditions that may impact the patients treatment. Chronic steroid use would be important information.Also! many COPD patients have trouble breathing with too much oxygen! ...Read more

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Should we get a medic alert id bracelet for a child with a peanut allergy?

Should we get a medic alert id bracelet for a child with a peanut allergy?

Definitely: There are many excellent places to obtain medical alert bracelets. Lauren's hope makes very good and sturdy products. Other than bracelets, there are necklaces, identifications that go on belts, etc. They are available for women, men, boys and girls. It is well worth it. ...Read more

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Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Can't hurt: Hi. In all honesty, it can't hurt. But unless you're taking insulin and have a high risk of hypoglycemia, you're probably OK without it. I'm a type 1, and when I was young my Mom always wanted me to wear one. I'm just not a jewelry person, and never have worn one. So I leave it up to patients. Stay in tight control and live healthily! ...Read more

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My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?

My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?

I would not : I would only include it as pertinent hx if undergoing general anesthesia and again state 4 generations ago. I do not think the anesthesiologist would do anything different but be more vogilent and refresh their protocols. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear some charms attached to your medical alert bracelet?

Is it ok to wear some charms attached to your medical alert bracelet?

Yes: Yes, as long as it doesn't look decorative only in which case it would be overlooked as a medical alert. ...Read more

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Any tip to recognize 12 y/o boy possible hyperactive attention deficit?

Any tip to recognize 12 y/o boy possible hyperactive attention deficit?

7 or more signs: Observe the boy and note if he shows seven or more signs of adhd. There are many signs of adhd including failure to pay attention, short attention span, poor organization, forgetfulness, often interrupts other people, often loses things, is easily distracted, talks a lot and fidgets with his hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

There are no: immunizations specific to EMT's that I am aware of. Just the same routine immunizations that we all should have. Now your application may require you to have a varicella (chicken pox vaccine) if a blood test does not show immunity. ...Read more

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If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

MEDICAL RECORDS: The immigrant usually brings important papers with him like medical records, diploma, school grades and exams, resume, etc. He knows all of these are needed during relocation. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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Should i add my condition pseudocholinehysterase deficiency to my epilepsy medic alert bracelet or is there any need?

Should i add my condition pseudocholinehysterase deficiency to my epilepsy medic alert bracelet or is there any need?

Yes: Pseudocholinesterase deficiency is a genetic condition affecting the body's ability to get rid of succinylcholine (sux), a muscle relaxant commonly used during general anesthesia. If you receive sux the muscle paralysis is prolonged requiring a ventilator to assist breathing. Having this info on an alert bracelet is important since in an emergency you may not be able to inform the anesth doctor. ...Read more

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Is an autistic child eligible to receive any type of state or county financial assistance?

Quite possibly: This varies state to state, but most states have programs specifically for autistic individuals that often is independent of family resources and can be especially valuable for very young children and adults with autism. In california, these services are rendered by regional centers. Look up autism or mental health services in the govenment pages of your phone book or online. ...Read more