What to Engrave

Engraving Tips
Your medical alert ID bracelet should be engraved with your most important medical information. I’m sure you have a general idea what you should have listed. Just keep it simple yet effective. This is the best in case of an emergency, and you are unable to speak for yourself, you will need your ID to speak for you.

Our engravers will take care of your order and will place your safety in their highest priority. We will properly space all lines and lettering to help engraving stand out and read better. If necessary we will use additional lines to help engraving read better if available, even if you have not paid for them.

We will also engrave in all CAPS for all information, except for names IF we feel it will look better. Engraving in caps will make it easier to read and that is what it is all about.

Engraved With Your Safety In Mind

 


Help/Tips

  • Keep it short and specific
  • The less text you have the larger our engravers will make the font
  • Use abbreviations if possible and appropriate
  • No need to use Parenthesis in area codes
  • Again be clear and specific to avoid confusion
  • When listing Allergies, be specific and say:
  • “Penicillin Allergy” or “Allergies: Peanuts, Sulfa, Penicillin”
  • Also list them after any kind of other medical information so it does not get confusing.

For exp:
DO:
"Asthma, On Coumadin, Allergies: Peanuts, Sulfa" - (Putting the Allergies last shows specifically what allergies there are)

DON'T: Allergies: Peanuts, Sulfa, Asthma, On Coumadin. (See how this could be confusing, It sounds like On Coumadin is an allergy)

  • When listing Medications, also be specific and use the words “ON” or “USING” so that it does not get mixed up with any allergies or other medical conditions. Same example for "Allergies" above can be used for medications.
  • Double, triple check spelling as we will engrave exactly as you send it and can not correct it once it has been engraved. Our engravers will engrave exactly what is sent and don't attempt to correct any information. Orders can be processed as early as 24hrs

 


What is Common for Engraving?

  • NAME
  • MEDICAL CONDITIONS
  • ALLERGIES (Food, Drugs, Insects, Be specific, and state “Allergic, Allergy, Allergies”)
  • MEDICATIONS (Only list the ones that need to be known due to risk of complications, or other importance. Also keep ID updated all the time. Be specific and state “ON” or “USING” )
  • ICE (ICE is Emergency Contacts)
  • DR. PHONE NUMBER
  • INSURANCE
  • BLOOD TYPE
  • SEE WALLET CARD (As long as you have your wallet on you, additional information can be listed on your wallet card and your ID will instruct were it is located)

If you need help you can contact me for questions
If you are absolutely unsure what to engrave ask your doctor !

 


What medical conditions should be engraved on my medical ID
Here are some examples of medical conditions but not limited to these examples.

Adrenal Insufficiency
Alzheimer's
Asthma
Autism
Breast Cancer
Deaf
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Gastric Bypass
Glaucoma
Heart Angina
Hypertension
Multiple Sclerosis

More….

 


Should my allergies be engraved on my Medical ID
~Yes
Allergies to medications, drugs, foods, insects are all very important. Allergies can cause various serious medical problems.

* TIP
Be sure to distinguish between medications you are taking and medications you are allergic to.

For Example:
DO:
"Asthma, On Coumadin, Allergies: Peanuts, Sulfa" - (Putting the Allergies last shows specifically what allergies there are)

DON'T: Allergies: Peanuts, Sulfa, Asthma, On Coumadin. (See how this could be confusing)

 


Should my Medication & Medicines be listed on my Emergency ID

~ If there is room to engrave any medication and/or medicines it can be a good idea to do so. Typically only list the ones that are taken on long term basis and/or regularly and don’t change. Also any that are important for doctors or other professionals should be aware of.

* TIP
Always make sure your information on you ID is current and up to date. If you have a medication listed that you are no longer taking you will need a new ID

Bellow are some cases medications could be important but not limited too:

-Analgesics: These are Narcotics such as Vicodin, Codeine, Morphine
-Antianginals: These Medicines alleviate angina episodes
-Antiarrhythmics: Heart Drugs concerning irregular heart beats
-Anticoagulants: Blood Thinners, such as Coumadin and or other
-Anticonvulsants: Meds for epilepsy patients and seizures
-Antihistamines & Decongestants: Medications for allergic rhinitis
-Antihypertensives: Blood Pressure Meds
-Beta Blockers: Drugs that can slow hear rate
-Chemotherapy Agents: Drugs for various infectious diseases and cancer patients
-Steroids: Decadron, Cortisone etc.

Bellow is a list of spellings for various medications:

 


Should I put my name with my other medical information on my ID?

Typically yes, at least put a first name. Medical professionals will want to refer to you using your name in case of being unconscious, also they will want to contact your emergency contacts as-well.

 


What other information should I get on my Medical ID
Contact Lenses,
your language (list this when traveling, or other)
Faith
Health Insurance
Organ Donor
Blood Type
See Wallet Card

 


I have a lot of information to be listed, what should I do?
This can be a common issue if you have allot of different medications, allergies and/or conditions.

One thing you can do, is to have your medical ID engraved with “See Wallet Card”

* NOTE:
All orders come with a basic 2 sided wallet card to hand write your information on. Or you can look into engraving a custom wallet card to permanently and clearly state all medical information.

You can also download and print your own medical alert Identification wallet card online as well.

IMPORTANT: Wallet cards are very common, however you should always wear a medical ID bracelet along with you wallet card. 95% of Paramedics look for a medical bracelet at point of contact with you. Wallet cards at times could be over looked unless the bracelet says “See Wallet Card”

If you still not sure what to engrave you may ask me at any time. Also ask a doctor if necessary as my suggestions are only suggestions and not actual medical professional advise.

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