Personal Medical Alert Systems

Personal Medical Alert Systems

In this article we discuss the various types of medical alerts available worldwide today. Personal medical alert systems ranges from those sophisticated two way communication devices to simple pendants and bracelets, which can simply be worn on the neck or wrists. Vital information including personal and medical information is engraved on the back of the pendant or bracelet. Nowadays people who suffer from serious medical aliments also wear simple bands with all information engraved at the back of the band.

Lets us discuss all types of medical alerts. Personal medical alert systems can be sophisticated or they can be very simple. In the case of sophisticated systems installed at home, the system consists of a small device worn around the neck or on the wrist. When a person suffers a sudden collapse or from a sudden heart attack or about to lose consciousness, he simply has to press the button on the device. Personal medical alert system will trigger the console to automatically call the 24/7 help line from the telephone. The officer on the help line sees all the details of the patient on his computer screen as all details of the patient including his medical records is stored on the database. The official will try to speak to the patient, and in case the patient is not able to speak then he will send a medico team right away in an ambulance to the patient's house. These types of systems cost approximately 200 dollars and then there is a monthly rent of 30 dollars.

In case people don't want to go for such sophisticated systems, they can go for medical alert ids. These ids are in the form of tags, watches, bands, pendants and bracelets at the back of, which are engraved the patient's personal and medical records. A simple card id can be pre printed and can be easily carried in a purse or in a wallet. So in case of an emergency, a passer by can easily retrieve the details of the patient and call for help immediately. In case a person does not wish to carry a medical id, he can get all personal information engraved on the back of a band and wear it on the wrist. Bands range from simple to ones to gold plated or silver plated ones.

A person can get it custom made from a well-known designer. Also watches and bracelets can serve the dual purpose of revealing important details of the person concerned by having his details engraved on the back. Hence we see that a personal medical alert can range from sophisticated two way communication devices to simple bands, watches and bracelets. However the watches or bracelets can be made expensive on demand by making them in gold or silver. It all depends on the person's tastes, his budget and hi preferences. But a personal alert id can sure come in handy, so don't forget to get one soon in the near future.

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