By Masery The main purpose of a medical alert ID is to communicate vital information about your health to paramedics. A limited number of characters will fit on the ID so always list main diagnosis, allergy, and main medication especially medication that can have serious side effects if combined with others or missed. Secondary information includes your name (at least first) and a significant contact person such as a relative or spouse. If there isn't room for personal names, that can be … [Read more...]
The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 2: History of the Caduceus and it’s connections to Hermes and Iris.
By Masery Part one explained the importance of having medical identification and that there are three symbols recognized by emergency and medical services. Star of Life (red or blue) Rod Staff of Asclepius Caduceus There is more information about the Star of Life and the Rod/Staff of Asclepius in part one. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2010/09/08/33/ Image of a Caduceus: Orb and wing topped staff entwined by snakes. This work has been released into the public domain by … [Read more...]
By Masery Medical professionals will make mistakes. Those of us with medical conditions, serious allergies, or are concerned about drug interactions must have medical identification of some kind. I had been putting it off because in everyday situations I didn't want to see something to remind me of how sick I am. It was disheartening. I didn't want to feel labeled. I found out the hard way why it's important to have a medical alert identification. At the emergency my husband gave the … [Read more...]