Better Safe Than Sorry - Medical IDs for Epilepsy

by Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida

Summary

In an emergency when you can't speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet speaks for you. Prompt diagnosis is critical to effective treatment. A brief description of vital medical facts, such as type of epilepsy, medications taken, and other treatment forms, engraved on a medical ID ensures appropriate & timely medical care. The Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida will use funds raised through this project to provide 200 free medical id bracelets to low income patients living with epilepsy.
$5,760
total raised
117
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Epilepsy is a medical condition that is characterized by recurrent seizures that result in changes in body movements, awareness, & emotions. More folks die from epilepsy each year than breast cancer & drunk driving accidents combined. Unfortunately, seizures are unpredictable & may occur at any time. Seizures can result in unconsciousness & can be mistaken for disorderly, criminal conduct. Therefore, in an emergency, when you can't speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet speaks for you.

Solution

Funds raised through this project will provide free epilepsy medical ID bracelets to low-income patients with epilepsy in Northwest Florida. These bracelets will alert medical professionals to a patient's condition. If medication is taken for seizures, this information can be noted on an epilepsy medical ID bracelet. A medical ID will give medical professionals a better idea of what kind of seizures a patient typically has, and what treatment may be administered to help stop seizure

Long-Term Impact

The Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida will provide 200 medical ID bracelets to low-income individuals diagnosed with epilepsy living in Northwest Florida. If and/or when these individuals are in an emergency situation, the medical ID will ensure a prompt diagnosis as well as appropriate medical care. We hope to eliminate medical errors and unnecessary treatments.

Resources

http:/​/​www.epilepsynwf.org
Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida website
Epilepsy Society Northwest Florida facebook page

Organization Information

Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida

Location: Pensacola, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nwfepilepsy.org
Project Leader:
Holley Moseley
Pensacola, FL United States

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