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Old 12-11-04, 11:31 AM
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Livestrong Bands and Hospitals

Scary situation in Tampa, Florida: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...359EST0592.DTL
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Old 12-11-04, 05:08 PM
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Someone came up to me at work today and told me "Hey that bracelet will kill you" and briefly described the article.
Crazy stuff, thanks for the link I hadn't read any official source about it yet.
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Old 12-11-04, 05:28 PM
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Well, under certain conditions I would be calling for a yellow hospital approved band anyway....
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Old 12-11-04, 09:02 PM
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Just take the band off and put it with the patient's belongings. Christ.
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Old 12-13-04, 08:20 AM
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Yeah, someone sent me this link as well
http://www.stpetetimes.com/2004/12/1...lled_pat.shtml

I guess reading charts is no longer a requirement for hospital workers.
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Old 12-13-04, 11:48 AM
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When someone's crashing, you really don't have the luxury of flipping through their chart to see if they're a DNR. You look at the wrist, if there's no yellow band, you resuscitate. It even says that in the article:

"It could be confusing, particularly in the situation of a code or a cardiac arrest where people have to think very quickly," Johnson said. "We wouldn't want to mistake a Lance Armstrong bracelet and not resuscitate someone we're supposed to."
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Old 12-15-04, 07:28 PM
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Yellow LIVESTRONG bands.

Or any bands for that matter. I learnt recently that if you're a patient in a hospital the medical staff wants you to remove the yellow band during your stay.

Why?

Well because a yellow band in a medical facility means DNR. Or Do Not Revive.

So because they do not want to make a mistake if you suddenly take a turn for the worse in a hospital & you're not to be considered DNR you probably shouldn't wear your yellow LIVESTRONG or any other yellow band that shows you support something.

Now if you are to be considered a DNR patient then it is probably ok to leave the yellow band on.
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Old 12-15-04, 07:35 PM
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In that case its probably not so good to be wearing one anytime you *might* need medical attention, even though the risk may be low, such as when you're out for a ride, or maybe more important, when you're driving a motor vehicle. If you're hurt in a crash and unconscious, the EMS guys might see the yellow band and just pack up their gear and leave...
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Old 12-15-04, 09:04 PM
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When I had day surgery a few years ago, the hospital required all jewlery except for a wedding band to be removed.

I don't know if a yellow band has any particular meaning. A friend died of cancer a couple years ago and when she was in the final stages in the hospital, I recall no special colored band.
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Old 12-15-04, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by randya
In that case its probably not so good to be wearing one anytime you *might* need medical attention, even though the risk may be low, such as when you're out for a ride, or maybe more important, when you're driving a motor vehicle. If you're hurt in a crash and unconscious, the EMS guys might see the yellow band and just pack up their gear and leave...
I certainly wouldn't be wearing a yellow band while visiting someone at the hospital. Should you slip and fall, they might just drag you down to cold storage.
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Old 12-15-04, 09:29 PM
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i have never heard of a yellow band denoting DNR status, although it is possible somewhere

my hospital uses an orange band to denote allergies on top of the normal patient id band

we remove all jewelry...including wedding bands...with major trauma or limb injuries
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from my understanding, many of the hospitals that use yellow for their DNR color (differing hospitals use differing colors) now have been asking their staff to make sure it's a DNR bracelet and not a livestrong or baller band.

Best bet is if your still conscious, have it taken off with the rest of your jewlery.
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Would it make sense just to read what it says on the band? End of problem!
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Old 12-15-04, 10:05 PM
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Get all the facts straight JV. The yellow DNR bands are only used at a select few hospitals in Flordia. Quit spreading crap around. Most, if not all hospitals, remove all jewlery when you're admitted. Only the hospital staff uses DNR bands during an admitted stay, not in the ER, and EMS doesn't use them either.

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Old 12-15-04, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BeeTL
Urban Legend? Internet Spam? Conspiracy?

You decide...
More like JV shooting off early again.

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Old 12-15-04, 10:39 PM
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now that's more interesting..........
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Who is JV?
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Originally Posted by randya
Who is JV?
He knows who he is, and those of us that really know him don't want to share.
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Originally Posted by BeeTL
You know, the LIVEstrong band is really just a cover for teen and pre-teen sexual codes.

It's TRUE!

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/2929499

No mention of LAF's "Livestrong" or SGKF's pink bands or RHF's "Life is a Team Sport" blue bands
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Old 12-17-04, 09:35 PM
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hee hee hee hee hee hee hee

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I don't think we have a choice...Hospitals even take off Rolex's , so I think my Livestrong would not stay on my wrist...One of the few times , It would be removed...
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this is more like it http://www.livewrong.net/

sorry for the plagiarism, Muncho
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I don't see a problem here and I have to commend the hospitals for being proactive in the situation. Better safe than sorry, especially in today's society of frivolous lawsuits.
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Originally Posted by DieselDan
Get all the facts straight JV. The yellow DNR bands are only used at a select few hospitals in Flordia. Quit spreading crap around. Most, if not all hospitals, remove all jewlery when you're admitted. Only the hospital staff uses DNR bands during an admitted stay, not in the ER, and EMS doesn't use them either.
All I learned about is that hospitals do not want patients wearing yellow bands during a stay in their facility. There was no mention of which hospitals or where. This is not crap as you put it. All I know is that I learned, there were no more details to the story & that is what I originally posted.

Please stop calling me JV here. I do not appreciate it. What are you going to do next? Post my address & full name? I will be sending the admin. & mods. a PM asking them to suggest you stop. How ever far you want to take this is up to you.
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