What should I engrave on my Medical ID?

Wearing a Medical ID could save your life. Medical emergencies can happen at anytime and you need to always be prepared. Medical emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime, even at home. So you need a Medical ID that is comfortable to wear all of the time. While cell phones can display your medical emergency information, you can not trust that a responder will know to look for your information on your phone or that your phone will be working in the event of an accident. Wearable Medical ID allows you to have your important medical information and contact information immediately available to first responders and emergency personnel, allowing them to take quick and appropriate action in your treatment. It is important to engrave information on your wearable that will allow emergency personnel to fully understand you should you not be able to communicate for yourself. Consider the following as a starting guide to your wearable engraving:

  • Name and Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Medical Conditions that effect you
  • Allergies or Medicines that you are allergic to
  • Medicines that you take
  • In Case of Emergency phone numbers (ICE)

We recommend that you contact your medical care providers and have them help craft the information displayed on your wearable Medical ID.

 

Every person has a different story and requires a unique ID.

Christine has Adrenal Insufficiency and is on the medication Xarelto. She has listed her husband and daughter as emergency contacts. Listing her date of birth could help in medical record's verification. There is no name listed on this bracelet because the parents of this Autistic child did not want to put their child at risk of a person with harmful intent gaining their child's trust. Emergency contacts listed will help to reunite the child with his parents. Dave has Coronary Artery Disease and Type 2 Diabetes. He also carries a wallet card that will give more detail. He has listed his wife as an emergency contact and also a direct number to contact his doctor.

 

Common Abreviations

Running out of room? Consider using abbreviations or engrave "SEE WALLET CARD".

  • AAA - abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • ABD - abdomen
  • A-fib - atrial fibrillation
  • ALGY - allergy
  • ALS - advanced life support
  • AMI - acute myocardial infarction
  • ASHD - arteriosclerotic heart disease
  • BP - blood pressure
  • BG - blood glucose
  • CABG - coronary artery bypass graft
  • CAD - coronary artery disease
  • Cath - catheterization
  • CHF - congestive heart failure
  • COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • DNR - do not resuscitate
  • DVT - deep vein thrombosis
  • Epipen - epinephrine pen
  • FX - fracture
  • GI - gastrointestinal
  • HBP - high blood pressure
  • HR - heart rate
  • HTN - hypertension
  • ICE - in case of emergency
  • IM - intramuscular
  • IV - intravenous
  • LOC - loss of consciousness
  • mg - milligram
  • MI - myocardial infarction
  • MRI - magnetic resonance imaging
  • MS - multiple sclerosis
  • NKA - no known allergies
  • NKDA - no known drug allergies
  • PAC - premature atrial contraction
  • PALP - palpation
  • PCN - penicillin
  • PSVT - paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • PVC - premature ventricular contraction
  • SVT - supraventricular tachycardia
  • SZ - seizure
  • T1D - type 1 diabetes
  • T2D - type 2 diabetes
  • URI - upper respiratory infection
  • V-fib - ventricular fibrillation
  • VS - vital signs
  • VT - ventricular tachycardia

    

 

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