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    Default Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    As I am wanting to get back on the bike after a hart attack and receiving two Stents. I was wondering how people are carrying this info with them.

    I see the POC Ventral Air Spin NFC has a medical ID chip built in. Cool but very expensive. Road ID has some options and a well thought out card with your information that can be laminated is another option. I am sure there are others and am curious what you all think and do?

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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    Dog tags with pertinent info on them. If they need to get to my chest they'll find all the relevant details.
     

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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by theflashunc View Post
    Dog tags with pertinent info on them. If they need to get to my chest they'll find all the relevant details.
    i double down on this. i wear a dog tag 24/7. i dont have any medical conditions to speak of, but mine has ICE info on it.

    Any medically trained professional, including first responders will instantly recognize a dog tag as containing important info.

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    By the way, in line with my post above, that helmet is a pretty worthless idea. if medics find you on the side of the road and you're unable to communicate yourself, the first thing they are going to do is cut your helmet straps with the big DC scissors and toss it aside. ditto with anything in your jersey pocket or saddle bag or whatever. your only reasonably sure bets are the dog tag around your neck or a medical ID bracelet.

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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    My neighbor is a retired Fire Chief. He says they will see a bracelet, a necklace not as often. I wear a Road ID with the basics.

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    Road ID bracelet or dog tags. Mine has my name, home town, name of my wife (says wife) and her cell phone number, my health insurance provider and policy #, NKDA (no known drug allergies) and that I am an organ donor.
    My real name is Hemanth and among other things, I like bikes

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    RoadID on my watch, facing up when I'm laying on my back (which I would be when they flip my carcass over to work on me) with: Name, address, wife's name & phone number, sisters name & phone number, blood type, NKA and insurance number.

    Enough there for me to be identified and admitted if unconscious.
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    Long time Road ID bracelet wearer here. License and drivers license in jersey pocket or on bike so they're available if needed.
     

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    My RoadID bracelet has:
    The most urgent medical information.
    Name and DOB.
    Wife's cell phone number.
    MD phone number as well.

    For you, list your prescriptions as it will let the EMTs, Paramedics, and MDs figure out your medical issues if you cannot tell them yourself.
     

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    Another long term RoadID wearer here.

    Based on some of the suggestions above, I might update mine - little point my mum’s phone number being on it when she’s 17,000km away...

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    I wear a Crashtag, which is essentially a dog tag and I have an ID with medical information in the handlebar bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    little point my mum’s phone number being on it when she’s 17,000km away...
    rich brother. moms are special. dont matter whether she's 5 minutes or 5 years away, if she knows her boy is in trouble, she'll move mountains to get you help.

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    Don't bother with your blood type. Unless you are in some 5th world country no-one gets blood without a type and cross done at the facility that is treating you. Trust me on that one. Basic info like drug allergies and if you have a slow pulse rate like 40 resting you might list sinus bradycardia (38-45) normal. Head injuries often lower pulse rate. We don't want some ER MD thinking head injury over a normal sinus rate low 40s. Med allergies is a no brainer. Organ doner is a good idea. Phone # of wife,sig other, or good old mum is always a good idea. When I hit 60 I picked up a cardiac arrhythmia and listed that on my new bracelet. Docs like that as arrhythmia can also be a sign of head injury. Be careful out there. Rubber side down. The Moke
     

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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    I've been wearing a Road ID dog tag for a fair few years. My problem with it is that it's not very easy to read. The high polish finish and the very light line weight of the etching make it difficult to read under many light conditions / angles. As such, I'm thinking of getting a bracelet instead.

    I also carry a card in my card case that contains the same info. I think it was a freebie from Rapha several years ago.
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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    I appreciate the insights from every one. Road ID looks like a great option.

    How many of you use the optional "Emergency Response Profile"?
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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    I've got a RoadID bracelet without the optional profile.
     

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    RoadID here, too, for over 10 years.

    The etched printing is getting a bit faded and hard to read so I probably should get it updated, and as Moke pointed out, listing a blood type is largely unnecessary so that's another reason to get it updated.

    I have a fetish of turning the info plate to the inside of my wrist; that way, if I crash, the plate's info won't grind off on the ground. That's assuming, of course, that the whole bracelet doesn't get twisted around.
    Riding with a live hornet in your mouth is not advised.:eek:

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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyP View Post
    I appreciate the insights from every one. Road ID looks like a great option.

    How many of you use the optional "Emergency Response Profile"?
    I do not. My iphone has emergency response/contact info. Everyone knows how that works.

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    Default Re: Do you carry personal medical information when you ride?

    I never ride without my RoadId. I put the little medical symbol piece on it as well to make it a bit more visible to medical personnel, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    My neighbor is a retired Fire Chief. He says they will see a bracelet, a necklace not as often. I wear a Road ID with the basics.
    Nowadays they also know to look for your phone (if they can easily find one)
     

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