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Do You Have An Emergency Action Plan?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Tue 20, 2016

Over Labor Day weekend, this California girl was shaken awake by an earthquake. That wouldn’t be quite so surprising if it weren’t for the fact that I now live in Kansas City, Missouri. I’ll admit, in the same sleep-addled instant that I registered that we really were having an earthquake in Missouri, I also decided, in total Californian style, that this was not even a 3.5, so I stayed in bed.

Frankly, that was a really unwise move on my part. Structures in Missouri are not built to the high earthquake tolerances of regions, such as the pacific coast, where appreciable earthquakes are so much more commonplace. The smarter choice, given that I was on the second floor, would have been to get into doorway. But I’ll admit, I did not do the smart thing.

And that got me to thinking: How prepared am I for a real emergency?

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Tags: emergency id jewelry, ICE ID, emergency planning, ICE IDs, in case of emergency IDs, Evacuation Plans

EMTs Wear Medical Alert Jewelry, Too!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Fri 28, 2013

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.

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Tags: medical ID bracelet, medical alert bracelet, medical alert jewelry, medical ID, ICE IDs, POTS, Dysautonomia, ICE, Tattoos, EMT, first responder

Top Three Reasons Why Caregivers Need To Wear ICE IDs

Posted by Jenna White on Feb, Wed 06, 2013

Top Three Reasons Why Caregivers Need To Wear ICE IDs

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.

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Tags: ICE IDs, caregiver IDs, medical IDs for caregivers

Pediatrics in the ER: An Interview With Dr. Andrea E.C. Shah, M.D.

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jan, Mon 21, 2013

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.”

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Tags: ICE IDs, medical ids for kids, emergency room care, in case of emergency IDs

Ask the Responder Part 2

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jul, Fri 06, 2012

Ask The First Responder: Part 2

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.

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Tags: ICE IDs, first responder on medical ids, medical tattoos, kids identification bracelets

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