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Have you found yourself asking the question, “What’s new in the Lauren’s Hope engraving department?” Well, I will start with telling you what’s new with the engraver. My name is Bryce and I am the master engraver here at Lauren’s Hope. I’m the friendly guy who calls with questions about the medical information you’d like engraved on your medical ID tag. I ask questions like, “Can I abbreviate penicillin to PCN?” and “I’d like to suggest a better way to list your emergency contact information.” The reason why I spend time calling you regarding your engraving is because I know how important all of your medical information is and I want to make sure that I engrave your vital information in the best possible way. I’m a stickler for centered and legible engraving and like making helpful suggestions. I recognize the fact that every medical ID tag is special and unique, just like you! I love knowing that I am helping people communicate their medical conditions to paramedics, EMT’s and first responders in the event of an emergency. I love having a job where I feel like I am doing something important.

So, now that I’ve shared a bit about my job here at Lauren’s Hope I’d really like to tell you what is new with me. What I’m about to share with you is the most exciting and anticipated event of my life. I am getting married! I will be married in Austin, Texas on March 15, 2011. My fiance and I are doing things very much in our own artsy style and some of my co-workers probably think we are crazy for some of the handmade elements we are working on such as fabric animal heads and wooden stands to hold our vegan cupcakes on etc…

How does this relate to Lauren’s Hope you ask? Well, I am going to be gone for a week and a half and I am the master engraver. Luckily, here at Lauren’s Hope we have a very special team of individuals who all bring their own unique style, creativity and quite frankly their care for you, our customer. So, the good ladies here in the corner offices (aka my bosses) have allowed me to train two of my co-workers to do the engraving in my absence. My two apprentice engravers are eager to learn the tricks of the trade and have quickly learned what this job entails.

Now, I don’t mean to alarm you since I won’t leave for another two weeks, but as I type this blog post one of my new apprentice engravers is doing my job for me. I could get used to this! Since my wedding has been planned for quite some time now everyone here at Lauren’s Hope has been able to spend time this year preparing for my absence. I can assure you that the engraving department here at Lauren’s Hope is in great shape and I wouldn’t leave if I didn’t know that with absolute certainty. Well, maybe I would, but I promise you that I will be leaving with full confidence in each of my apprentice engravers and I will be excited to come back…a married man!

I want to leave you with my list of the top 25 most commonly abbreviated medical conditions, medications and allergies. I hope you find this list useful when ordering your next medical ID tag.


Bryce, Master Engraver

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