It can be lifesaving to wear a medical ID bracelet. Having your bracelet engraved with important information is equally important. When it comes to engraving medical ID bracelets, there is no right or wrong answer. If you are unable to communicate, it is essential to take some measures to facilitate a paramedic or an emergency medical technician helping you.
With some bracelets (or necklaces, pendants, or watches), you can engrave on both sides (and one side). You can find the number of characters you can engrave above the “Engrave Text” box on each Elegant Medical Alert product page. Apple Watch medical alert bands can usually accommodate up to 40 characters of text. You will need to reduce the number of characters for smaller items with fewer surface areas to prevent the font from being too small to read.
Styles, sizes, and shapes of medical ID bracelets are available online, and you will get the maximum out of your health purchase if you follow these simple ten suggestions. Regardless of whether you prefer to wear colorful silicone wristbands, sterling silver bracelets, or glitzy 14K gold bracelets:
- DIABETES or EPILEPSY are two major medical conditions you must mention. Wearing a USB medical alert bracelet allows you to keep your entire medical history on hand. However, you should use the limited space wisely and only list the relevant items to attract first responders’ attention.
- List them down on bracelets if you are allergic to any medicine or foods, such as PENICILLIN and NUT ALLERGY, as well as EPI PEN.
- Are you regularly taking medication? It would be helpful if you listed if you take BLOOD THINNERS or be more specific like COUMADIN or WARFARIN.
- Include at least one contact phone number in case of an emergency; it could be MOM number or neighbor’s name with contact if you are alone.
- You are engraving a bracelet for either an autistic child or a person who has ALZHEIMERS? Consider adding the phrase “IF LOST CALL…” along with a contact number.
- Rather than using the globally recognized abbreviation ICE followed by a contact phone number, write ICE followed by a contact number.
- As much as possible, abbreviate ailments and allergies. For instance, you can list a Penicillin allergy as PCN ALLERGY
- Adding your name to the bracelet would be great; however, it isn’t essential. Having your name on it is nice, but it’s more important to note ailments, medications, and a contact phone number people can call in an emergency.
- You may also engrave SEE WALLET CARD if you carry a medical ID card in your wallet or purse, so that medical personnel or caregivers will know to read the card to find out your medical conditions.
- Lastly, you can ask your doctor what information should be engraved on your medical ID.
Whatever you may engrave on your bracelet should be necessary information with the abbreviations because they have less space and only accommodate doctors to understand your condition instantly in an emergency.