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When we interview EMTs and other first responders for the Lauren’s Hope blog, it’s usually to get their front-lines perspective on what works best in an emergency when it comes to medical alert jewelry. For instance, a firefighter we interviewed explained that medical condition tattoos are generally quite ineffective because EMTs simply don’t look for them, they’re hard to see in some scenarios, and so many people have tattoos that a medical tattoo simply would not stand out. Others have explained that having your child wear an ICE (In Case of Emergency) ID is a great idea even for kids without medical concerns because kids don’t carry identification cards, and having that ICE information handy enables faster parent and caregiver notifications in an emergency.
More and more often, it seems that everyday people are becoming caregivers. Our parents are living longer and may need late-life caretaking. Increasing numbers of children are developing life-threatening food allergies, and 1 in every 88 children has some form of autism. Whether you’re a parent caretaker of a young child, a grown child of a parent needing care, or both, we highly recommend that you wear an ICE ID.
Emergency Room physicians deal with life-and-death situations every day, handling all manner of traumas, illnesses, and injuries. Among them are ER pediatricians, specialists like Dr. Andrea E. C. Shah, M.D., a Jefferson Medical College alumnus who completed her pediatric residency at DuPont Hospital for Children. “I have spent my career practicing mostly acute care pediatrics in a multitude of settings,” says Dr. Shah, a Florida resident and mom of three active boys, “including hospitals, emergency departments, pediatric acute care centers, and private pediatric offices.”
Recently, we sat down with Jeremy, a Lauren’s Hope customer, father of two girls with epilepsy, and an Engineer with Santa Barbara City Fire, to talk about the importance of wearing medical ID jewelry and how it aids first responders in the event of an emergency. He had so much great information that we decided to share his entire interview in two exclusive Lauren’s Hope blog posts! To read our first interview with Jeremy click here.
This Friday, May 18, 2012 is National Bike to Work Day, and that got us thinking about cycling safety, particularly about ICE (In Case of Emergency) IDs for cyclists.
Exercise is an extremely important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And since it’s still swimsuit season, staying in shape is more important than ever! But exercising outdoors among the elements also poses a threat to any and all workout devotees - regardless of whether they have a medical condition. Here are three major reasons why an ICE ID bracelet is another important element of an active lifestyle.
Maybe you wear your Lauren’s Hope bracelet every day, everywhere you go. You may be a devoted customer with a serious medical condition who understands the importance of always wearing your medical ID bracelet. But you may have never thought about your perfectly healthy parents, children, or significant other as needing emergency identification in the event of a crisis...what would happen to them? Would medical personnel know who they are? Who to contact? Answer these questions and calm your fears with an in case of emergency identification bracelet.
It seems we have officially entered the "dog days" of summer. We've suffered under scorching heat, the blazing sun, and sweltering temperatures from sunrise to sundown and the boiling weather can do far worse than just drive us toward the pool. Beat the heat and avoid serious complications by following a few simple hot weather safety tips.
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