Re: Bracelet matters, was Re: Alcor

Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 13:44:15 MST

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"S.J. Van Sickle" <> Wrote on
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 08:44:41 -0600 (CST)
On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Michael M. Butler wrote:

>> Mark: be aware that most paramedics do not look at ankles
when treating people who are "down". Not that that situation
is optimal for recovery in any event...<<

>It was my understanding that EMTs and paramedics were trained
to check both wrists, around the neck, and both ankles for a
bracelet. It stands to reason, though, that in the heat of the
moment the ankle would be less than optimal.<

Michael makes a good point. The truth of the matter is emergency
room personnel or paramedics may not check for medical alert
bracelets and necklaces in an urgent situation.

We can be assured, however, that they will check your wallet
for an insurance card. (In my wallet by my insurance card I
have a large red-lettered card that says, "URGENT" and tells
folks what to do in case of emergency. I also have this in the
cash area of my wallet.) Also, it is a good idea to put this
information in your car in the glove compartment.


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