- It had to have a QR code or online medical profile: My Medic Alert bracelet was great but it is unrealistic to think that a paramedic or EMT is ever going to call Medic Alert from the back of the ambulance. The back of the ambulance is loud and talking on the phone with someone while is in the back is impractical. Having a QR code that a medic can scan and look at while in the back of the ambulance is much more practical.
- It had to have a place to write my medical conditions on the actual bracelet: Sometimes in the heat of an emergency there is no time to go on a website to see what medical conditions a patient has. With things like anaphylaxis, the amount of time it would take to look up a profile online could be the difference between life and death.
- It couldn't be fabric: I am very active and fabric would be impractical because it would get dirty.
- It had to be a bracelet: I think bracelets are more discrete and I'm not trying to advertise to the world my medical conditions.
This is what I ordered:
MyID in Salmon/White
I have not been given an incentive to endorse any of these products. All of this is my own opinion. Thank you for reading!