USB Flash Drive That May One Day Save Your Life!

By · Friday, November 5th, 2010

Medical ID Tags USB Flash DriveMedical ID tags have been around for quite some time now. They are used to alert surgeons and other doctors to if you are allergic to certain kings of medications, or have a certain type of allergy such as a peanut allergy. These little bracelets have literally saved thousands of lives over the years but there has been one minor flaw to their design; limited space for medical details.

The medical bracelet only has a certain amount of space in which a patient’s medical history can be engraved or written down. This of course is better than not having a medical bracelet on, but it has only been within the last few years that some patients and doctors are looking for a more viable, space accommodative, solution.

This is where the Medical USB Drive comes into play. A USB flash drive has been around for a little over a decade and has been used in a variety of ways including becoming the easiest way to transfer data in the world. It is because of this ease of use and fast transfer of information that the USB flash drive became the optimal medium to coincide/replace the medical bracelet.

A Medical USB flash drive is an upgrade from a medical bracelet in a few ways. First, a USB can store quite a bit more information than a medical bracelet. Instead of having acronyms for types of allergies or listings of blood type, a USB flash drive can contain your entire medical history. This is an improvement because now a doctor or surgeon has access to your entire history and can help diagnose or treat you faster.

Second, a USB drive can even contain a list of medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past. It is not uncommon for when your doctor asks you which medications you are taking for you mind to go completely blank. There are so many medications out there now that it is hard to keep track of them all. With a Medical USB, you can list your medications and with a simple insertion of a USB drive, the doctor can look up your medications on a computer!

Lastly, part of the appeal to a medical bracelet is its appearance. Many people believe USB drives are big and bulky, like the ones you would traditionally find in a retail store. However, USB drives have gotten increasingly smaller and are now found in more, smaller, objects. Bracelets were only the first logical step, but you can put a USB drive almost anywhere these days. But bracelets are probably still the best way to wear your history because in the event of an accident, EMT’s and doctors will be looking for a bracelet more than any other form.

Luckily, many companies that supply Medical USBs have a variety of styles. After all, why would you want to wear an ugly thing that could help save your life if you are ever severely injured?

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