What information should I engrave on my medical ID tag?

A medical ID bracelet can be a lifesaving device. Medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Our medical ID tags alert caregivers and first responders to your needs allowing them to treat your quickly and effectively. All of your vital medical and contact information is right there on your medical ID tag for the EMT to take immediate action with your treatment. It is important to engrave the pertinent information that would be helpful to an Emergency Technician or first responder in the event that you are unable to communicate for yourself.

We recommend that you consult with your primary physician or health care provider to see what they feel is important for you to have engraved on your medical ID tag. Or, feel free to call us at 1-800-360-8680 and we will be happy to help you with your engraving.

Our engraved medical ID tags, bracelets and necklaces hold up to 5 lines of engraved text with 20 spaces or characters on each line.

Here is the basic information we recommend...

Your First and Last Name
Medical Condition(s)
Food or Drug Allergies
Emergency Contact Number with area code
Emergency Contact Number with area code


Examples:

DIABETES
If you have Diabetes, be sure to identify the type. It is important to indicate if you are insulin dependent, on an insulin pump or on medications. This will help the emergency personnel to properly diagnose your condition and expedite your treatment.

John Doe
Diabetes
Insulin Dependent
Mom 555-555-1212
Dr. 555-121-1212


Jane Doe
Diabetes Type II
John 555-555-1212
Mom 555-333-1212
Dr. 555-232-1111


Jane Doe
Diabetes
Insulin Pump
Mom 555-555-1122
Dad 555-444-1122


Jane Doe
Diabetes Type II
On Meds
Allergy to Penicillin
Mom 555-555-1212


GASTRIC BYPASS

If you have had gastric bypass surgery or lap band surgery it is important to wear a medical ID bracelet to alert emergency technicians that you cannot have a blind NG tube inserted. Here is what we recommend for gastric bypass patients.

Jane Doe
Gastric ByPass 1/12 (month and year of your surgery)
No Blind NG Tube
No NSAIDS/ No Sugars
Dr. 555-555-1212


ALLERGIES

Allergies encompass a wide range of symptoms and affect people differently. The severity of allergic reactions can depend on the allergen type, the level of exposure and each individual's immune response. If you have a severe allergy, it is important to notify emergency personnel so that they can react and administer treatment quickly. Here are some samples of how to engrave a tag for allergies.

John Doe
Severe PCN Allergy
Give Epi Pen
Mom 555-555-1212
Dr. 555-323-2323

Jane Doe
Severe allergy to
Peanuts and Tree Nuts
Carries Epi Pen
Mom 555-555-1212

John Doe
Allergies to Sulfa,
PCN, Amoxicillin
Carol 555-555-1212
Dr. 555-111-1212


Listed below are the proper spellings for common conditions, allergies and medications.

Common Conditions

Adrenal Insufficiency
Alzheimer's
Angina
Asthma
Atrial Fibrillation
Cataracts
Congestive Heart Failure
Contact Lenses
COPD
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dementia
Diabetes
Emphysema
Epilepsy
Fibromyalgia
Gastric Bypass
Glaucoma
Heart Patient
Hemophilia
Hypoglycemia
Hypertension
Lupus
Lymphedema
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Multiple Sclerosis
Pacemaker
Parkinson's
Renal Failure
Seizure Disorder
Stent Implant
Vision Impaired
von Willebrand's


Common Allergies

Aspirin
Adhesive Tape
Bee Stings
Cephalexin
Cephalosporin
Clindamycin
Codeine
Contrast Dye
Doxycycline
Erythromycin
Fentanyl
Iodine
Latex
Lidocaine
Morphine
Morphine Sulfate
Nitrous Oxide
Novocaine
Peanut/Tree Nut
Penicillin
Phenergan
Prinzide
Robinul
Shellfish
Stadol
Succinylcholine
Sulfa
Tetracycline
Versed
Wasp Stings


Common Medications

Accupril
Altace
Amaryl
Atenolol
Avapro
Captopril
Cefzil
Cellcept
Celebrex
Coumadin
Depakote
Desmopressin
Dexamethasone
Diflucan
Digoxin
Dilaudid
Diovan HCT
Dyazide
Effexor
Enalapril Maleate
Gemfibrozil
Glipizide
Glucophage
Glucophage XL
Glucophage XR
Glucovance
Glyburide
Glucotrol
Hydrochlorothiazide
Hydrocodone
Hyzaar
Imuran
Isosorbide
Levoxyl
Lipitor
Lisinopril
Metoprolol
Metformin HCL
Nortriptyline
Plavix
Prednisone
Prilosec
Prograf
Sodium Pentothal
Spironolactone
Synthroid
Trileptal
Verapamil
Zestoretic
Zocor
Zyprexa