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Old 10-20-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Medic-Alert do any of you wear one?

If you do, do you wear a bracelet, necklace or whatever. With my health problems I'm beginning to believe I need something for first responders. I also think my Mom should probably have one too.

I need your advice guys. Thanks

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Why not have the information tattooed on your arm?

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I have both, but usually wear the dog tag.
It's discreet but easily discovered on examination..

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Why not have the information tattooed on your arm?
I thought about having my med info tattooed on my face like Kurt Russell in "Soldier" but then I remembered I'm personally not into tattoos.
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A lot of us do work that makes the bracelet a safety concern. Go for the dogtag. There is also a system for those of us that wear hardhats- sticker on the hardhat that indicates health info inside. Tiny water tight pouch inside hardhat, holds sheet with health info.

http://www.meds.org/msa.php

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I'm curious if CPR can be performed on me after heart surgery. I'm not sure if the old sternum could take it. It's still tender after 2 years. I'd hate for some EMT to push his hand through my chest and have to live with that image.

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Not to be grizzly... (sorry, 'gello)-

1. For anyone to be doing CPR- your heart is not going to be beating. At all. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Getting blood to pump is secondary to anything else.

2. Even when done correctly, CPR will frequently break ribs.

3. Yer tougher than you think.

4. I was a cop, not an EMT- would trade that image for some of the ones in my memory bank. Not all of life is pretty.

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Not to be grizzly... (sorry, 'gello)-

1. For anyone to be doing CPR- your heart is not going to be beating. At all. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Getting blood to pump is secondary to anything else.

2. Even when done correctly, CPR will frequently break ribs.

3. Yer tougher than you think.

4. I was a cop, not an EMT- would trade that image for some of the ones in my memory bank. Not all of life is pretty.
And I guess I'll be no position to argue.
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If they are arguing or complaining, they don't need CPR!

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Why not have the information tattooed on your arm?
I gave up on the bracelet Medical alerts about 8 years ago. I work on small engines, motorcycles, cars, and I haul scrap. Too many chances for something to go wrong in that list. This is what I wound up doing instead. $75 and an hour in a chair getting ink under the skin, and I can not lose it or get it snagged. I call it a good trade off.

DFlynt. I did not like the idea of a tattoo that I could not cover with short sleeves. i have always felt that a tat in pubic view was a bad idea. About 5 years ago I was at the hospital waiting to get stitched up ( mistook my leg for a log, ax went in about 2 inches, and left a 5 inch cut 6 inches above my right ankle) when my blood sugar plumeted, and I passed out before I could get to the vending machines. Long story short, that tattoo saved my azz because the doctors knew the first thing to check (Blood sugar was 36, 80 to 120 is where it should be.) Going in for some ink might not be a bad idea. Just some food for thought.
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