Choosing the Right Medical Alert Devices
The field ofAï¿½medical alert devices is growing. Aï¿½As it grows, it gets even more confusing. Aï¿½That term now encompasses everything from alert bracelets that simply state a medical condition or allergy to wireless monitoring systems for the elderly that can be triggered by the touch of a panic button. Aï¿½There are also products like the Medictag that allow people to put their entire medical history on a portable device in case of an emergency. Aï¿½With so many products available, how can people choose the one that is best for them?
When choosingAï¿½medical alert devices, it is important to have a goal in mind. Aï¿½The bracelets or pendants that state a condition are usually fairly inexpensive and absolutely vital for some conditions. Aï¿½It doesn’t take too much imagination to think that someone alone and injured could be given a common drug as treatment which that person is allergic to. Aï¿½Many significant medical conditions also don’t have outward signs that trained medical personnel can see. Aï¿½The proper alert bracelet can give information that helps EMT’s and doctors determine the most likely cause of the emergency and the best treatment option for that person.
Monitoring systems with panic buttons are medical alert devicesAï¿½primarily designed for elderly customers who wish to continue living as independently as possible. Aï¿½They are basically designed so that when the “I’ve fallen down and I can’t get up” moment happens, the elderly person can let someone know and get assistance. Aï¿½They also make it easy to alert someone if there is any other sort of emergency, such as an intruder or a sudden onset medical emergency like a stroke or heart attack. Aï¿½These systems provide a good balance between independence for an elderly person and peace of mind for that person’s relatives.
Finally, modern technology has been put into service in some of the most recent medical alert devices. Aï¿½Medictag’s specially marked USB drives are now available to put your full medical history on and carry with you. They are plug and play in Windows XP and Vista systems. Aï¿½All you have to do is fill in your information in the template and save it. Carry your drive around your neck or attached to your keychain and you can rest secure knowing that emergency medical personnel will be able to access all of your medical information in an emergency. Aï¿½Aï¿½Whatever your medical condition or needs, there’s a medical alert device out there that can help you get the best care possible.