ALS Medical ID
Do You Need A Bracelet or Medical ID For ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) belongs to a wider group of disorders known as motor neurone diseases. If you have ALS, it is vital that first responders are made aware of your condition as rapidly as possible to assist them in diagnosis and to ensure that you receive treatment that will not aggravate your condition. For example, the administration of pure oxygen may not help and may mask underlying respiratory failure.An easy way to do this is to wear an ALS medical alert ID.
Your ALS may have led to a range of difficulties so ourALS range includes medical IDs that allow you to engrave up to 5 lines of text so you can cover all your conditions, or you could choose to list additional information on a medical ID card.
There are lots of medical IDs to choose from so you can select the style that best suits you and your lifestyle, with choices from casual to more stylish designs. To help you choose, we’ve curated an ALS range of medical IDs where you'll find ID cards, wristbands, necklaces and bracelets as well as handy medicine bags. Our bracelets and necklaces feature the well-known medical alert symbol and can be engraved with your details.
Whatever you choose, wearing an ALS or motor neurone disease medical ID alert is the best way to communicate if you are on your own and unable to speak for yourself. Our bracelets and necklaces feature the well-known medical alert symbol and can be engraved with your details, so they can speak for you when you can’t.
All prices include free engraving and free UK mainland delivery.
Should You Put on an ALS Medical ID?
It is always best to consult with your doctor or specialist to decide what to engrave on your ALS medical ID. In the event that this is not possible, we have taken advice from the lovely doctors at Concierge Medical (the multi award-winning private GP service for the Cotswolds and surrounding areas) and recommend the following:
As a minimum, you should put the following on your medical ID:
Your ALS diagnosis.
Specific impairments, e.g. difficulty speaking.
Resulting treatment restrictions.
Your primary ICE (in case of emergency) number.
You may also want to include the following:
Any other severe medical conditions (including allergies).
Any medications you may be on.
“See medical card” (if you choose to carry a medical ID card in your phone case or wallet).
If you choose a medical ID bracelet that can be engraved on both the front and the back, we recommend that you engrave your medical information on the front and your personal information (name and ICE) on the back.
General advice on engraving:
Information should relate to conditions not otherwise discoverable by examination of an unconscious or incapacitated patient.
Important medications should be listed.
Information should be relevant to life-saving or emergency treatment.
Avoid using general terms, e.g. “Allergies: bee stings, nuts” is much more useful than just “Allergies”.
Soft, silicone wristbands are a popular choice for an ALS medical ID as they’re comfortable and convenient to wear throughout the day and evening, indoors and out. We have many different colours you can choose from with inside engraving or outside engraving and we also offer smaller wristbands for children. Our Velcro and Silicone ranges are great if you like to stay active.
We have a huge range of bracelets to choose from: from everyday wear to special occasions. Our Celtic knot bracelet is an elegant choice and comes in a choice of five different finishes. Our modern
medical bracelets with clasp are also a popular choice with six colours to choose from and plenty of room for your engraving.
As well as our bracelets, we also offer watch style SOS Talismans that allow the wearer to write their details onto an information strip and store inside the SOS capsule, great for individuals whose details or medications might change frequently.
If you would prefer to wear a necklace, our ALS dog tags offer a subtle and stylish way to display important data. Choose from brushed steel or coloured designs created for men and women.
ALS Medicine bags and ID Cards
If you regularly carry medication, our medicine bags and carry cases are perfect for keeping your medication safe. They're also great for traveling and when you go on holiday.
As well as your ALS alert jewellery, it's also a good idea to have an ALS medical ID card for your wallet or phone. This allows you to carry more detailed information with you, such as your address and NHS number. If you purchase one of our ID cards alongside a necklace or bracelet, we normally advise having 'see medical card' engraved on your chosen piece of jewellery.
Start collecting your favourite medical ID jewellery from our online range today.