2013-03-13 14:57:14 - The MedicAlert Foundation providing life-saving medical ID bracelets and jewellery because every moment matters.
The MedicAlert Foundation is a registered charity providing medical I.D. bracelets, necklaces and watches to people with hidden medical conditions and allergies. Our emblems help to make sure that you receive fast, relevant treatment in an emergency because every moment matters.
When you get a MedicAlert® emblem, not only are you getting a custom, handmade emblem made by our professional jewellers. You are also benefiting from the help and support of our medical services team. This is made up of qualified nurses who are able to help prioritise your conditions or allergies, so that the most critical information is included on your emblem and additional information is contained on your medical record. Our emergency number on all our emblems takes you
directly to London Ambulance Service who operate the phone lines 24/7, and they are fluent in over 100 languages. So matter where you are, your information is readily available in an emergency.
To ensure that your emblems get recognised, we have an ongoing education programme that is available to all emergency and healthcare professionals. For more information on our education programme visit our healthcare professional’s page at www.medicalert.org.uk/hcp
Here is a recent example of how a MedicAlert® emblem has helped a member in an emergency:
"I had an epileptic seizure completely out of the blue after twelve years free, although I wasn't able to tell anybody this as I was unconscious. I am also on medication that proscribes a number of common drugs and have an allergy to a particular group of antibiotics. Thanks solely to my pretty little bracelet I was diagnosed, both by the paramedics and A&E doctor, and after being checked over once I had regained some semblance of consciousness, I was allowed home to sleep the seizure off in my own time. All from the little emblem on my wrist - amazing!"
Protect yourself in an emergency with a MedicAlert emblem, visit www.medicalert.org.uk
MedicAlert... because every moment matters