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2006-11-16 8:03 AM
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I'm trying to figure out what to put on mine and was wondering if an EMT or doctor would want to know if I was taking Zocor and Diovan/HCT.  Thoughts?



2006-11-16 8:33 AM
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I wear mine on every ride, and most runs.

Even works as a timing chip strap for races (I used mine at the Kirkland tri).
2006-11-16 8:55 AM
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I wear the dog tags and the firefly every time I go out, I really like them. Oh, and I have the thing that straps to your shoe for my key.
2006-11-16 9:04 AM
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Not meaning to be different, but I just put all of my emergency contact info as well as pertinent medical information on a 3x5 card.  I taped it up with clear packing tape to waterproof it and shoved it into a shoe pocket on my running shoes.  No RoadID needed and I've got plenty of room to put all of my information on it.  When I go cycling outside (probably not again until March ), I just take both my drivers' license as well as insurance and credit card.

2006-11-16 9:09 AM
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I use the ankle strap version, and use it on every run and ride.  I also like that it has an extra reflective strip, since I frequently run in the early morning / late evening.

2006-11-16 9:28 AM
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swbkrun - 2006-08-09 10:48 AM

www.irondog.com (you can get a "triathlete" one, and have them engrave you info on the back of it). A little more "style" on these.


irondog.com is "for sale" -

Why are road ID's so expensive? Yikes.



2006-11-16 9:46 AM
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Have one for the bike and one for my ankle. I was hit by a car while riding in April, and without it the EMTs wouldn't have been able to decode my wife's phone number from my incoherent concussion-induced babbling. I swear by it. The ID, not the concussion babbling.
2006-11-16 9:59 AM
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I have a wrist Road ID. I bought it after talking with a friend who works is a ER nurse, and former EMT. He really sold me on the concept after telling me stories of "unidentified" victims, and how much easier it is the treat someone knowing they are NDA or not.

I may get an ankle ID for sumnmer, but in Michigan I would be afraid the EMT's wouldn't find it (or look for it) under all the layers. I also wear my military dog tags, more out of habit than anything, and since they have my SS#, they'd be able to identify me, but I may add a Road ID tag.
2006-11-16 11:08 AM
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Dog tag for me. I do long backpacking trips, so it's a nice accessory for that as well.

I always wear mine -- it's a constant reminder to me that I'm supposed to be training.

2006-11-16 11:24 AM
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lisac957 - 2006-11-16 7:28 AM

swbkrun - 2006-08-09 10:48 AM

www.irondog.com (you can get a "triathlete" one, and have them engrave you info on the back of it). A little more "style" on these.


irondog.com is "for sale" -

Why are road ID's so expensive? Yikes.




www.irondog.us
2006-11-16 11:35 AM
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Didn't read the thread, but I just ordered my RoadID yesterday.

The only reason I did it is because I won a $15 gift certificate in the 5k I did this last Sunday so it only cost me $5.98 to get it ....... otherwise I wouldn't have ......


2006-11-16 11:42 AM
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kenail - 2006-11-16 12:08 PM

Dog tag for me. I do long backpacking trips, so it's a nice accessory for that as well.

I always wear mine -- it's a constant reminder to me that I'm supposed to be training.



Be careful your dog tags are the "real deal" the stainless steel version. I had some cheap ones I got at an airshow and they rusted thru and I lost them while running.
You can get good ones at an Army/Navy store and they usually can engrave them.
I have a RoadID now since the chain and the tags do not rust (probably why they are so expensive).
2006-11-16 11:48 AM
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Stitch26.2 - 2006-11-16 12:42 PM


Be careful your dog tags are the "real deal" the stainless steel version.


Yup, got the Road ID model in stainless.
2006-11-16 11:53 AM
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Can any docs give advice as to what to put on the RoadID for medical conditions?  We've covered blood type not being an issue.  I was planning on putting NKDA, and asthma on there.  But, I have a huge list of allergies, the biggest being anaphylaxis to almonds.  Worth putting on there?
2006-11-16 11:57 AM
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I use the tag that velcro's around your laces that I got from Team-in-Training.  Filled it out with a Sharpie and now switch it from old to new shoes.  I also have one on my cycling shoes.

Information is pretty sparse: name + I.C.E contact information (home number and wife's cell phone).

Having something on you to identify who you are when you cannot is important ... it just doesn't have to be a $20+ road id.

2006-11-16 1:28 PM
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I have the non-pocket one that attaches to my running shoe. I guess maybe I'll get another one for the bike now that I've gone clipless and don't use the same shoes for everything.

And, what's up with the complaining about prices, y'all? It's $20. And this time of year they have 10 percent discounts like crazy. It's not like it's a $2,000 bike! Most of us blow $20 on gels at the LBS. At least carry something. We don't want any unidentified people lost from BT forever.



2006-11-16 1:41 PM
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Artemis - 2006-11-16 11:53 AM

Can any docs give advice as to what to put on the RoadID for medical conditions? We've covered blood type not being an issue. I was planning on putting NKDA, and asthma on there. But, I have a huge list of allergies, the biggest being anaphylaxis to almonds. Worth putting on there?

I'm guessing EMTs and docs are concerned if you have drug allergies, are DNR, or have other serious medical conditions that might impact their treatment.  I'm guessing nut allergies won't come into play with most emergency medical care and, if you did have a massive allergic reaction, you'd certainly be in the right place with the right people.  

Anywhoo, I wear my wrist ID on every run/ride.  It DOB, contact info., NKDA, and organ donor.  Its a really cheap investment when something bad happens. 

2006-11-29 1:02 PM
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Artemis - 2006-11-16 8:53 AM Can any docs give advice as to what to put on the RoadID for medical conditions?  We've covered blood type not being an issue.  I was planning on putting NKDA, and asthma on there.  But, I have a huge list of allergies, the biggest being anaphylaxis to almonds.  Worth putting on there?

NKDA and asthma would be great things to know if you were my patient.  If you had a severe asthma attack and weren't breathing (ie not moving any air so that I could hear breath sounds) knowing you had asthma would be helpful. Sure there are other ways to figure it out but why make us do the work!

Tom's right, the nut allergy wouldn't really matter in that situation.  I also agree with others about blood type, there's no need to add it.  Everyone will get O blood in the ER even if your thing says Type A.  The reason is a liability issue and many hospitals (in CA anyway) wouldn't trust that band.  They will always type you if you need blood, it only takes about 20-30 mins tops and you'll be getting O in the mean time.

Dave, EMT-P

2006-11-29 1:46 PM
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rsqdvr - 2006-11-29 10:02 AM

.... if you were my patient. 

Dave, EMT-P

Out of curiosity... do that look at that for DPA info? 

2006-11-29 6:10 PM
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la_guerita - 2006-11-29 10:46 AM

rsqdvr - 2006-11-29 10:02 AM

.... if you were my patient. 

Dave, EMT-P

Out of curiosity... do that look at that for DPA info? 

Unless you're a DNR, a DPA will not likely alter an EMT or paramedic's treatment.  It will though quite likely alter what they do in the ED and yes, they would look for that if they had some idea that one existed.

2006-11-29 8:56 PM
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Ordered my ankle one this past week. I got an offer for a 10% discount.

I typically ride with a Camelbak and I put my information in there... but with the colder weather... I stopped wearing that.

I wish I could have put my insurance information on there... but it changes too often. This reminds me... I need to let my contacts know my insurance information! That's what matters to the hospitals.


2006-11-29 9:57 PM
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Got mine today (ankle) and wore it on my run.  Might have had it a little tight, but didn't notice it at all after the first mile or so. 
2006-11-29 10:02 PM
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A friend of mine got hit last year riding and lucky he had his info with him and it saved his life. His girlfriend was called with in minutes. I have one and even swim with it!!!
2006-11-29 11:44 PM
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I've had one for a while now. I have the wristband one and replaced my watchband with it, so I have it every where I go.
2006-12-15 4:19 PM
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Just bought these from irondog.us. He's the same guy that made the triathlete wristbands from earlier.  He had them on eBay too, here's the link.  He only makes the dog tag type but they are 100% titanium and he gives you 2 for the same price Road Id charges for 1.  He doesn't have them posted on his site just yet so if you are interested let them know you are from BT and I'm sure he'll give a discount.  He has been really great in the past. 

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330059417659&rd=1&rd=1





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