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Medical Alert Bracelet
What is the name of the symbol you see on a medical alert bracelet with a snake wrapped around a rod?
Caduceus: Caduceus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Trying to design a medical alert bracelet. What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major (if not lethal) interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m
See answer: You may want to indicate something like "Severe drug interactions: See wallet" and in your wallet list the medication you are on, the need to check for interactions before administering emergency medication, and any specific medication that you might be concerned about. ...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 more
Yes: Yes, as long as it doesn't look decorative only in which case it would be overlooked as a medical alert. ...Read more
You don't: You do not need a bracelet for this disorder. ...Read more
Yes: Patients with severe allergies are encouraged to purchase and wear medical alert bracelets or necklaces. This is especially important for those with allergies to medications, bee stings, latex and foods. During a severe reaction, a person may not be able to communicate there allergies and er docs, etc will check for these bracelets. There are many choices. Try http://www. Laurenshope. Com/. ...Read more
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
SUX and Medic Alert: If possible, have the bracelet state the actual medical condition or allergy. The most significant issue with this deficiency is the use of succinylcholine (SUX) for intubation of the trachea with a breathing tube. Some individuals have indicated "sux" or "succinylcholine " allergy. ...Read more
Please help! What is the best way for me to put pseudocholinesterase deficiency on a medical alert bracelet?
Tell your anesthesio: Fortunately, this deficiency will rarely cause problems as succinylcholine is hardly ever used. Another drug, called mivacurium, requires an intact pseudocholine esterase system. The most important thing is to tell your anesthesiologist in the event you require surgery. ...Read more
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
Yes: Shrimp allergy is a potentially life threatening allergic reactions to shrimp. The evaluation of food allergy requires a detailed history to confirm the reaction and confirmatory skin test / lab test and possible oral challenges. If one has a history of reacting to shrimp (or any food) and this is confirmed by an allergy evaluation and testing then tx includes: avoidance, Epipen (epinephrine) and medic alert. ...Read more
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
Strattera (atomoxetine): For most inattentive folks, it is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sleepiness: The answer depends, if you are a truck driver that drives at night, then yes, certainly. If you are a regular individual that is awake during the day and sleeps at night then not at all. ...Read more
None, unless...: Unless a patient has a neuro-psychiatric condition such as Attention Deficit Disorder, doctors don't use meds to increase a patient's alertness and focus for studying or taking tests. We don't want students to use ADD drugs as "perfomance enhancing drugs". If worried, one can write down his symptoms he's had over the past 3 years, and visit his primary care doctor 2-3 times to see if ADD is there. ...Read more
Sleep, etc.: The #1 way to increase mental alertness is to sleep enough on a daily basis. Exercise is also helpful for a variety of reasons, primarily because it promotes cardiovascular fitness. Avoidance of mind-dulling drugs or alcohol can also improve alertness, as can engaging in challenging tasks that one finds interesting. ...Read more
?: I don't understand how a DVT can affect your alertness. A DVT is a deep vein thrombosis - usually in the leg or arm. If your alertness is affected, that's something in the brain. The only reason to go on disability (temporary) from a DVT is if you are unable to walk because of it and your job requires it. But that should last just a few weeks at most. ...Read more
Energy: Vitamin b-complex is my favorite.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The effect is mild but it has also been shown to improve athletic performance. ...Read more
How do I increase my mental alertness and train my senses? Also suggest any website or app that may help.
Try this website. Part of it is free and part is for pay if you choose:
www. Lumosity. Com ...Read more
I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?
Do quizzes: Brain excercise is as important as body excercise. Reading and playing mental games and doing quizzes serves as excellent excercise for the brain. ...Read more