Medical Alert Card in Wallet

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Racer X, Jun 16, 2017.



  1. Racer X

    Racer X Well-Known Member

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    I've had to take people to the hospital many times and I get asked the same questions in the ER..., name, age, medical problems, allergies, contacts and so on. Sometimes, I just don't have that information and hospitals are not set up to know everyone's info immediately. It can take time for them to get that information that may take crucial time from a patient's ability to get immediate treatment or not.

    Think about carrying a Medical Alert card in your wallet, especially if you have allergies to medications or medical conditions. There are templates online if you search 'medical alert card."

    If you want to make your own, a business card is 3.5" wide x 2" tall,. Make your document 7" wide and just fold it in half. You may also think about making one the size of a dollar bill and keeping it in your money area. A dollar bill is 6.14"x 2.61".

    It's easy to make one and could really help you out when you can not speak for yourself. It can help your fellow riders too if you are hurt on a ride so they can get your information to medial personnel.

    Just something to think about.

    I've attached an example of quick one I made so you get the idea.

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  2. jaime

    jaime MTB Addict

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    Great idea thanks !!!
     
  3. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Chris
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    Or the Road ID if you have a condition that medical responders should know about...

    PS: @Racer X I love your sample card!

    PPS: I don't carry a wallet when I ride. As often as I require medical attention, I think I'll start carrying some form of medical info.
     
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  4. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

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    Berni Avila
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    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Allergies... Fully loop. Funny
     
  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Great idea unless you have med ins, in which case, you carry your membership card with you on every ride (as I do).
     
  6. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

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    Tustin
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    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Mojo HD3, Ibis Tranny
    When I used to ride and race dirt bikes, we used to put that info on a sticker on the back of the helmet. Guess you could do the same with your mountain bike helmet. We just used those address labels that you can run through your printer. I also wear a Road ID when I ride alone with at least my info and my wife's contact info in case someone finds me wadded up on the side of the trail somewhere.
     
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  7. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Thanks for posting the great idea, @Racer X. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

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    I keep a copy of my DL (with medical ins card info on the back of it) in the outside pocket of my pack, I also put the personal info/emergency contact sticker on the visor of my Bell 2R and I use Road ID and have my medical info on my phone for the "medical ID" function on the lock screen. I had an ICEdot profile that came with my helmet but didn't renew it since I think I am covered with all the above.
     
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  9. Robbie

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    "High voice" LOL!
     
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  10. Racer X

    Racer X Well-Known Member

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    Some good ideas here, thanks guys.

    The sticker idea made me think of getting some stickers to print and apply to medication bottles since the one I'm caring for can't read the tiny type on the pharmacy label.
     
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  11. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

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    Ross Lawson
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    Highball
    ALERT! ALERT!

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    Just in case...
     
  12. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Well-Known Member

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    French Valley
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    Matt
    Current Bike:
    08 Trek Fuel EX 8
    I wear my road ID everyday everywhere.

    As does my wife.
     
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  13. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

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    laguna beach
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    gary fishman
    I just got swarmed by bees while pedaling home from work. 7 or so stings on scalp (two went under my helmet!) and back of neck. Made quite a scene in the middle of the street tearing my helmet off and windmilling my arms around. Good thing im not allergic!
    (well, everyones a little allergic...)
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    When I ride with anyone other than my wife....I wear my Road ID.
     
  15. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

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    Mark
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    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I have all my info tattooed on the back of my neck in bar code.
     
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