Fistula Medical ID
Do You Need A Bracelet or Medical ID For Fistula?
Patients undergoing haemodialysis will have a blood vessel called an arteriovenous fistula (AV fistula) created in their arm. This is done by connecting an artery to a vein, making the blood vessel larger and stronger thereby making it easier to transfer blood into the dialysis machine and back again. It is important to protect the AV fistula to ensure continued rapid access to life-saving dialysis treatment.
Many patients with an AV fistula choose to wear a fistula medical alert ID that can speak for them when they can’t and protect their fistula. Our personalisable range of fistula medical IDs can cover a range of conditions so that you can list any serious underlying conditions and causes as well as protecting your fistula. A medical alert ID is the ideal way to ensure that first responders and others are made aware of your fistula and other medical conditions as quickly as possible in an emergency, helping to facilitate a rapid diagnosis, appropriate treatment and protection of your fistula.
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 a fistula 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.
Our fistula range includes medical IDs that allow you to engrave up to 5 lines of text so you can cover multiple conditions, or you could choose to list additional information on a medical ID card.
All prices include free engraving and free UK mainland delivery.
What Should You Put on a Fistula Medical ID?
It is always best to consult with your doctor or specialist to decide what to engrave on your fistula 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 fistula medical ID:
- Your fistula, e.g. AV FISTULA R-ARM: NO BP/IV
- The underlying medical condition, e.g. chronic kidney disease.
- Your treatment if relevant.
- Your primary ICE (in case of emergency) number.
You may also want to include the following:
- Your name.
- 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.
Soft, silicone wristbands are a popular choice for a fistula 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 also have a huge range of bracelets to choose from: from everyday wear to special occasions. Our pure links titanium bracelet is an elegant choice. Our modern medical bracelets with clasp are very popular 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 fistula dog tags offer a subtle and stylish way to display important data. Choose from brushed steel or coloured designs created for men and women.
It’s not always easy to persuade little ones to wear medical IDs so we have a great range of medical IDs for children: from colourful silicone bands to fabric wristbands and necklaces. Many of our engravable medical ID bracelets are also available in a variety of sizes from 5 inches (12.7cm) to suit even young children.
Fistula 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 fistula alert jewellery, it's also a good idea to have a 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.
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