Why wearing our cystic fibrosis wristband is essential for CF patients...
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetically inherited condition affecting mainly the lungs and digestive system. One in 25 people have a single 'faulty' gene. If their partner has a faulty gene too, then there is a one in four chance of a pregnancy resulting in a baby with CF.
How Can Carrying Emergency ID Help People with Cystic Fibrosis?
People with CF take a great deal of medication. So it's vitally important for any carer of someone with Cystic Fibrosis to know that the person they're looking after is a CF patient.
Meals need to be supplemented with pancreatic enzymes and regimented doses of antibiotics are an essential part of the daily medication regime.
In an emergency it would be really important for a first responder or paramedic to be aware that the person that they are treating has cystic fibrosis. And there are many reasons for this.
Knowing what medications the patient is on would be very helpful. Indeed some CF patients are 'fitted' with titanium ports beneath their skin so that IV medications and blood sampling is made easier and less painful.
Knowing this and knowing what sized syringe to use would be vitally important for a paramedic.
The Problem with Standard Emergency Identity Bracelets and Wristbands for People with Cystic Fibrosis
If someone with cystic fibrosis has an emergency and is 'out cold'; unable to communicate with a helper or paramedic, there would be no way for the first responder to know that the person (with the emergency) has cystic fibrosis.
This is a big problem because treatment for the cystic fibrosis sufferer could be SO MUCH BETTER if paramedics / ambulance staff had the awareness of i) the patient's medical condition/s ii) more specifically the medications that they are taking regularly and iii) any medical equipment the patient has fitted.
How You ID Me Helps People with Cystic Fibrosis
You ID Me helps people with cystic fibrosis in any emergency situation because it allows them to wear an identity solution enabling any first responder, paramedic or ambulance crew member to : -
Identity solutions for people with cystic fibrosis
You ID Me is the UK's leading emergency alert service. We hold emergency information for 10's of thousands of people both in the UK and globally. Our system is advanced. It is not only capable of providing paramedics with all your emergency information on the spot form anywhere in the world but also alerting your loved ones to let them know that you have a problem.
All the personal identity products that we supply work with the You ID Me system such as:
Emergency medical identity bracelets and medical ID wristbands
Beautifully engraved emergency medical Identity Necklaces and medical ID dog tags
Printed plastic emergency medical ID Dog Tags and Necklaces
Medical emergency ID wallet cards
Emergency Medical ID Key Rings
Emergency ID Photo Cards for Cystic Fibrosis
Click on any of the above links to browse our You ID Me products type your medical condition into the box below to find condition specific emergency medical ID suitable for you.
Let us know what you think of this post by using the comments - we're always really eager to hear from you. please do share this with others whom you know have cystic fibrosis. Thanks again.... ^lc
Emergency You ID Me Products for People with Cystic Fibrosis - CF Patients
Medical ID Card for Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Medical Alert Wallet ID Card
Easily visible plastic emergency ID wallet card
Front: medical condition specific
Reverse: space to write brief emergency details - see images.
Features unique ID providing responders with fast access to your life-saving emergency info.
We're a small team working extremely hard to ensure that carrying ID is secure, easy and affordable for our customers.