Medical ID and alert bracelets were created by the American Medical Society to identify certain patients who have a need for emergency medical care. This proved to be an excellent way to let other people, besides family, know what could be happening to you in an emergency situation. This could be with a child, an adult, or a senior citizen who might have Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
The ID bracelet has the AMA insignia and an individual identifying number. By having a medical alert, the patient has all their medicines and symptoms of their problem kept in a file that can be immediately reached in the emergency.
In recent years, though, the AMA and alert companies have made owning and wearing an ID alert so much easier by making the medical symbol a statement in jewelry. Bracelets come in stainless, silver, titanium and even gold. There are charms with the medical insignia that can be worn on a bracelet or a necklace, metal wrist bands that look like a watch band, and now you can find sports bands in multi-colors, or flex belt bands. The stigma is off of these alerts that can save people’s lives and keeping up with the latest style is in.