Tips to help take care of your health and healthcare needs – addendum

16 Mar
Re:  Medical History Bracelet
I needed to provide information I left out in my post dated 3.16.2012 Tips to help take care of your heath and healthcare needs.  There does not appear to be an area to scan in documents onto the flash drive, but that is beyond my expertise. If someone finds that answer, please let us know.
The Medical History Bracelet includes all of the following:
  1. Basic Information Name, Address, etc.
  2. Common Health Tests and Preventative Health Screens includes Date (you can add results or notes here)
  3. Family Hisory Problem/Diseases
  4. Social History
  5. Quick Reference Guide
  6. Primary Care Physician
  7. Specialists
  8. Dentists
  9. Hospital Information
  10. Pharmacy Information
  11. Health Insurance Information
  12. Secondary Insurance
  13. Other Insurance
  14. Dental Insurance
  15. Primary Caregiver
  16. Emergency Contacts
  17. Clergy
  18. Other
  19. Health History Current or Past Illneses/Medical Conditions
  20. Lists every Body System-Type in all your symptoms
  21. Surgeries/Injuries/Procedures with Treatment & Comments
  22. Medications-When Started? When Stopped? Prescribed by? RX? Pharmacy? How much? How Often? Why Taking?
  23. Over The Counter Medications/Vitamins
  24. Ongoing Diagnostic Monitoring Data
  25. Immunization Record

6 responses to “Tips to help take care of your health and healthcare needs – addendum

  1. heidirmoore

    March 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I bought one of the bracelets last night based on your recommendation. Thank you so much! I do know how it works, based on reading the website closely–and being a bit of a techie.

    What you do is insert the drive into the USB port on your computer. That’s a small plug in the side of your computer. This flash drive is our new 21st century the version of the floppy disc. So that’s just how you treat it; you send your information to it just like you would like to any disc drive.

    The flash drive comes with software on it that will start up when you put it in the computer; that software will help us to scan and organize our medical information. I think it should also help a healthcare professional to locate information about us quickly, too .

    I hope this helps to answer your question. Thanks SO much for posting about this. I REALLY needed it!!


    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      March 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks for clarifying. I have one and it’s difficult for me to explain. You did a great job with your explanations. You will like it. I have purchased several over the last couple years when I found them. I keep one in my purse in case I forget to wear one. I have given my physical, occupational therapists these as gifts rather than candy or flowers. I have also given the books as gifts to my healthcare providers. I have also left them on tables in lobbies. My little way of sharing and educating. What color did you get?
      Take Care,

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      March 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you for the comment. Just in case others don’t read the comments I will put out another addendum post at a later date (in a couple weeks). I’m not a techie…but I have one and it works well. You explained it well and in easy simple tips which is of course my whole idea to my posts. I’ll copy that to the post. Keeping it simple and understandable, since we know there quite a spectrum along the TBI range. This is my question to you: If I have medical records do you find anywhere to scan them and save on the flash drive. I haven’t, but you would know better. So when you get your bracelet offer that answer and any others that would be helpful. I think you’ll really like it, but if you don’t tell me that as well. I’ve tried so many things and I just want to share others the expense financially, emotionally and physically. Conserve what you have. Trust I don’t steer people wrong. I just want the best for everyone. I’m happy to have finally been able to accomplish this site…even if I type flat on my back, at least it’s a respectful opportunity.
      Take Care,

  2. Maria Tatham

    March 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Edie, the bracelet sounds like it would be perfect for someone who needs care but becomes confused and can’t remember important things. Thank you for getting this and other information out there!

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      March 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

      It’s simply a flash drive with a program that easy to use with vital information. Few people are aware and one of my nurse friend’s and I thought of this idea for many years…but couldn’t do anything about it. At least we see someone was able to!

  3. a BUMP to the HEAD

    March 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I am going to pass onto my GP & the Accident Compensation Corporation here in NZ. This bracelet should be the norm, not something we have to fight for.


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