Lymphoedema Alert Bracelets
£1 each or £5 for six
The LSN has produced a useful plastic lymphoedema alert bracelet which is very helpful for patients who already have lymphoedema and need to go into hospital for any reason. It is also useful for those patients ‘at risk’ of developing the condition… and who wish to stay that way!
Wearing the bracelet during a stay in hospital will help to alert medical practitioners to the condition and will help to ward off unwanted attempts to take blood pressure readings and injections, etc. The bracelets have adjustable fittings and will fit most arm sizes. Should patients wish to wear a bracelet on a swollen leg, two bracelets can be clipped together.
The wording on the bracelet states: ALERT: LYMPHOEDEMA – No blood tests, blood pressure, IV access or injections in this limb except in a medical emergency.