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Old 07-19-2009, 11:47 PM   #61
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It's fairly obvious. I've had people ask me about it, so I doubt that an EMT or ER staff would miss it unless they are blind. There's a picture at this URL: ID Technology - The MediBandô - lightweight medical alert ID watch accessory made in the USA. It's a LOT cheaper than the traditional medical alert bracelet.
As an ER doc I will tell you having looked at the picture it IS NOT as obvious as you think . We always look for Medic Alert bracelets, we do NOT look at watches in the heat of battle...

Oh, and I still use a watch. With shift work and all I need something to tell me the time, date and day of the week or I would loose track...

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As an ER doc I will tell you having looked at the picture it IS NOT as obvious as you think . We always look for Medic Alert bracelets, we do NOT look at watches in the heat of battle...
Hopefully whoever's wielding the cutting tool would notice before it got thrown in the bag...
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:29 PM   #63
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Hopefully whoever's wielding the cutting tool would notice before it got thrown in the bag...
Unless the area around the wrist was injured the watch would remain until later when belongings area gathered up. By then it could be too late...

My usual routine is to glance at the wrists and inner elbows looking for a medic alert bracelet and for dialysis fistulas while dealing with the ABC's.

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:10 PM   #64
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Put your Medi Alert on a very expensive Rolex. It won't get thrown in the bag!
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A year or so ago I searched the 'net for a fancy digital watch. I am a small person and all the watches were too big for my wrist. Then I found one designed for a small wrist, and the $%^*&er was only in pink.

There's $100 I didn't spend.
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A year or so ago I searched the 'net for a fancy digital watch. I am a small person and all the watches were too big for my wrist. Then I found one designed for a small wrist, and the $%^*&er was only in pink.

There's $100 I didn't spend.

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I love wrist watches as an accessory . I have everything from antique watches to fun watches but since I've retired I usually only wear them when travelling .
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I always wear a watch. I can't read the time on my cellphone without my reading glasses, and I don't have them with me all the time. I also spend a lot of the summer in the mountains where we don't get cell service so if I'm in the boat or on a trail I need the watch.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:04 PM   #69
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I have several very expensive watches. I never wear them because I like my $20 Casio more. It provides all the info that I need and I can just throw it away when it quits working.
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I wear a black $10 watch I bought at Walmart. No brand name shown on the face. But it was made in Japan.
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