Prior to any medical procedure it is imperative that patients with lymphedema or at risk to develop lymphedema, have a mechanism to alert medical professionals of their condition. Many times a patient is sedated or under anesthesia and can not protect or prevent at risk procedures such as, injections, blood draws, IV insertion, blood pressure readings ect. By donning a brightly colored Lymphedema Alertband on their wrist or ankle this will alert technicians to the risk. Although there are
medical alert jewelry, in a medical setting, this can be overlooked as jewelry and not bring the desired attention to the extremity.
Peninsula BioMedical will send, at no charge, an alertband to any patient with or at risk of developing lymphedema. The band will accommodate up to 9 1/2 inches/24 centimeters. If your extremity is larger than this, please indicate the circumference of your ankle or wrist so that we can provide extra bands that snap together in order to accommodate a larger circumference. If two extremities are involved, please indicate this so that two bands can be sent.
Lymphedema is not curable, but it is treatable, controllable and there are preventative measures that can be taken to help protect patients from worsening and to lesson the risk of infection. If you have not yet viewed our Risk Reduction links, please click here. Education and Prevention is within reach!
If you are patient and want a FREE Lymphedema Alertband, simply fill out this form.
If you are a provider and want to order larger amounts of Lymphedema Alertbands for your practice, more information can be found here.