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What to engrave on a medical id bracelet?

The following information should be included in medical id bracelet

1. Bracelet wearer's Name

2. Medical Conditions

3. Allergies

4. Medications

5. Emergency Contact Name & Phone Number

 

Medical alert bracelets are effective to provide accurate and up-to-date medical information. IAustralia, emergency responders or paramedics are trained to look for medical jewelry.This is also known as a head-to-toe physical exam. These bracelets are important if wearer is unconscious or unable to speak. 

 

 

It is important for medical ID engraving to be clearly understood by emergency personnel and to have the pertinent information that responders expect.

We recommend including the following information on your medical ID:

1. Bracelet wearer's Name

You can choose to include only first name or full name depending on the total number of characters that you can engrave on the bracelet. Most of our bracelets allow up to 80 characters. You may check the individual product page for details.

 

2. Medical Conditions

Be sure to include those medical conditions that may impact treatment in case of an emergency. Some of us suffer from multiple conditions and it may benefit to consult your doctor on this.

Some common medical conditions which can be engraved include

  • Alzheimer's
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Celiac Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders

Note that when space is limited, you can choose to abbreviate medical condition. However note that as much as possible these abbreviations should be avoided in case they are misunderstood or misinterpreted. You may reach out to your doctor to discuss pros and cons of using abbreviations. 

 

3. Allergies

It is important to state allergies that the wearer is suffering from. Allergies could be related to food, insects, drug, latex, pet, etc. Severe allergic reaction like anaphylaxis, or asthma attack needs emergency first aid. If your doctor has recommended you to carry EpiPen or any other epinephrine (adrenaline) autoinjectors:, it is best to engrave this on the bracelet to alert paramedics or responders.

 

4. Medications

There are certain drug combinations that can be potentially harmful and unsafe and thus should be avoided. This is defined as 'drug interaction'. For example, if you have high blood pressure, medication containing a decongestant may actually raise your blood pressure.

Any medication which is part of your regular on-going treatment should be listed on the medical ID bracelet. This is critical to prevent drug interaction of regular treatment with any drug that responders may use. Drug interactions are usually avoidable as long as information is provided to healthcare professionals. 

 

5. Emergency Contact Name & Phone Number

We recommend to add emergency or ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact person's name and up-to-date phone number. This is especially true for medical IDs for children, people with autism or dementia, or a caregiver's contact information.

An emergency contact must be someone that responders can call to obtain important medical or support information. It is recommended to choose someone who is likely to be available, reachable, and preferably lives nearby. Common emergency contacts are parents, relatives, doctors, friends, or neighbors.

 

By ensuring the above mentioned information is available to paramedics, you empower them to provide the best available timely treatment. Kindly ensure that spell check has been run on your personalisation text.

While we will try to help you as much as we can, we recommend for you to get int ouch with your doctor for advise if you are uncertain about what medical information should be engraved. 

We are happy to help you if you have more questions or need help in exploring our product range. You can contact us at support@joystreet.com.au.