AANP & AADE Medical ID Teaching Tool Giveaway

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American Medical ID Provides Teaching Tools to Nurse Practitioners and Diabetes Educators to Help Educate Patients on the Need for Medical IDs

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Health are among the growing number of prestigious institutions and organizations that recommend the use of medical ID bracelets and necklaces. There are a large number of chronic conditions and allergies where a medical ID is recommended as a way to inform emergency medical responders of the condition and any medications that a person may be on as a result of it.

However, the use of a medical ID and how important it can be during an emergency situation is still widely unknown by the general public. In response to this, American Medical ID is stepping in to help nurse practitioners and diabetes educators deliver the message about wearing medical IDs to their patients. During the 2011 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference in Las Vegas, American Medical ID created and donated hundreds of personalized medical ID bracelets and necklaces for attending members. Each member can now use their own personal medical ID as a tool to teach patients. Showing patients what a medical ID is and what information can be personalized on it is extremely important in increasing patient compliance.

The exceptionally positive feedback by the AANP members has led American Medical ID to now offer this program to the members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) at their Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from August 3-6. AADE members who are registered for the event were sent postcards with pre-registration information and will be able to receive a free medical ID teaching tool during the exhibition. As a result of this program, by the end of the year, thousands of nurse practitioners and diabetes educators will be armed with a tool to help teach the importance of wearing a medical ID.

Since 1994, Houston-based, employee owned and operated, American Medical ID has created high quality, customized medical identification jewelry to meet one’s everyday lifestyle. The medical IDs are available with various styles of bracelets, necklaces, and sportbands, in gold, gold-filled, sterling silver, stainless steel, titanium and nylon. Each ID is custom fitted and personalized with complimentary engraving. Candidates for a medical ID include anyone living with chronic or rare medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, stroke risk or memory impairment; persons with allergies such as food, drug or insect; and those taking multiple medications or blood thinners. For more information about American Medical ID, visit http://www.IdentifyYourself.com, email info(at)americanmedical-id(dot)com or call 800.363.5985.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Justin Noland at (713)600-6713 or email JustinN(at)IdentifyYourself(dot)com.

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