Medical ID Alert Bracelets for Seizure Disorder | American Medical ID
IDs for Seizure Disorder
A medical ID bracelet or necklace is highly recommended for those living with any type of seizure disorder. During a seizure, an excessive surge in the brain's electrical activity results in temporary brain dysfunction. The symptoms experienced during a seizure can commonly be confused with epilepsy, but it’s important to note that not all seizures are epileptic in nature.
"Even one seizure is traumatic and affects a person’s life in many social ways, such as driving a car, employment options, falling risks and the fear of having another seizure in public." - Allan Krumholz, MD
Types of Seizures
There are about 30 different types of seizures. The most common types are:
Focal Aware Seizure
Focal Impaired Awareness Seizure
Focal to Bilateral Tonic-Clonic Seizure
Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure
Generalized Absence Seizure
According to Epilepsy Michigan, it's important for patients to know what type of seizure they are experiencing. Without proper identification, there is a risk of misunderstanding or receiving incorrect treatment.
Wearing a medical ID bracelet or necklace can effectively alert doctors, nurses, responders, and other health professionals of seizure disorder or the risk of having a seizure.
and Medical IDs in Emergency
In a seizure emergency, responders need to identify the cause and type of a patient's seizure, their seizure history, and if they are under medications like anticonvulsants, Gabapentin, or Tegretol. A medical ID can hold important seizure information and make sure that it is always available when and where a patient needs it.
Seizures can be scary for patients, family members, or anyone who are on hand during a seizure. A medical ID can tell others what to do in an emergency. Mount Sinai Health System recommends to "Wear a medical alert bracelet. Tell family, friends, and the people you work with about your seizure disorder."
“Wear a medical alert bracelet. This will help emergency personnel know how to treat you correctly if you have another seizure.” - Mayo Clinic
Engrave on a Seizure Disorder Medical ID
Medical identification jewelry for seizure disorders holds all critical seizure information in one place. Custom engraving ensures that a medical ID is accurate and reflects a patient's most updated and precise health information.
Here are some of the most important items to put on a seizure disorder medical ID:
Seizure - include the type of seizure and other medical conditions, related or not, such as epilepsy or diabetes.
Seizure medications - anti-seizure medications produce side-effects and dangerous drug interactions must be avoided.
In case of emergency contacts - or a prompt to call 911