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Provision Of Medical Identification (Id) Bracelets And Pendant


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VHA DIRECTIVE 2009-00

PROVISION OF MEDICAL IDENTIFICATION (ID) BRACELETS AND PENDANT

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1828

1. PURPOSE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive provides policy regarding the provision of medical identification (ID) bracelets or pendants containing pertinent medical information (allergies or diagnoses) that would be valuable to emergency health care providers.

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I wonder if there is a list of ailments/conditions that they will give the ID bracelets/pendants for. The first things that came to my mind were Diabetes and Pacemakers.

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c. Facility Chief of Staff. The Facility Chief of Staff is responsible for ensuring that

electronic consults to Prosthetics Service are in place for use by clinicians to request ID bracelets

or pendants when such devices are indicated, and that clinicians are educated about their

availability and appropriate use. The consult must:

(1) Specify the information to be engraved on the device. This can include, but is not

limited to: food and drug allergies, diabetes, seizure disorder, and metal fragments in the body.

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(2) In addition to the medical condition, the Veteran has the option as to what personal

information is to be included.

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Carlie,

This is a great find!

What do you think they do if someone has too many conditions and allergies to list on a single pendant or bracelet?

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Carlie,

This is a great find!

What do you think they do if someone has too many conditions and allergies to list on a single pendant or bracelet?

I thought I had too many to list a few years back but the place I ordered

my bracelet from jammed them all on there.

CHF - Seizures - Respiratory - PTSD - Penicillin - IVP - Tegretol

Hell, I guess you could wear 2 bracelets if necessary.

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I thought I had too many to list a few years back but the place I ordered

my bracelet from jammed them all on there.

CHF - Seizures - Respiratory - PTSD - Penicillin - IVP - Tegretol

Hell, I guess you could wear 2 bracelets if necessary.

Hopefully it won't get to the point that I'm wearing as much jewelry like Mr.T.

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Maybe I will just wear a billboard :tongue:

Papa

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