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Lymphedema Medical Alert Bracelet
Not required, but...: A good idea. If you are unconscious and found bleeding, there are antidotes to coumadin, (warfarin) fresh frozen plasma and vitamin k to reverse it. So a good idea to wear a bracelet, especially if you are on it long term, like with a prosthetic heart valve or chronic atrial fibrillation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?
Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Medical alert bracelet -- should I say "succinylcholine allergy" if I can not take it for medical reasons?
Yes: Always write which is the medication you can not take so in case of an emergency, they know what it is. ...Read more
Does medicare pay for long term care non-acute medical care or custodial care? I'm referring to dementia class patients.
Consult a doctor for sunburn treatment if: The sunburn is severe — with blisters — and covers a large portion of your body, The sunburn is accompanied by a high fever, headache, severe pain, dehydration, confusion, nausea or chills, You've developed a ski: Your doctor might suggest a corticosteroid cream for your sunburn, or a short course of prednisone for severe cases involving large areas of your body. Antibiotics are most often not required unless you develop an infection. ...Read more
Sticky issue: This is a huge question. On one hand, online records can be transmitted quickly when medically needed. This could save a life. On the other hand, this quick transmission can also allow breaches of privacy that are potentially painful, embarrassing, and invasive. Balancing these things is precarious! electronic records seems to be where we're going, so we need safeguards to do it well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?
Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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