Wearing medical identification is a simple, proactive step that will alert first responders (i.e., EMTs, school nurses, fire departments, etc.) to key medical information at a glance. Not providing that information at a critical moment can have devastating results. Wearing a medical ID is a simple step that can be life saving.
What information should you engrave?
Keeping in mind that the information on your medical ID is primarily for first responders, we recommend engraving the following:
- Name, birthdate
- Medical condition(s)
- Medications taking now (leave blank if none)
- Allergies or No Known Drug Allergies (NKDA)
- At least one emergency contact number preceded by the letters ICE for “In Case of Emergency”
Sample recommended engraving:
JOE SMITH 5/23/04
NO INHALED ANESTHESIA
ALGYS: SULFA, LATEX
Purchasing a Medical ID
When you’re ready to order, you’ll need to have a snug wrist measurement and know what you want to engrave. For several years now, PPMD has recommended Lauren’s Hope Medical ID Jewelry. This family-owned business started with a random act of kindness for a local teen with Type 1 Diabetes. Now celebrating more than 16 years in business, Lauren’s Hope offers medical IDs for adults and children with all manner of medical conditions, worldwide, in a range of styles — including activewear silicone bracelets, dog tags, and traditional stainless steel bracelets.
Lauren’s Hope is a proud supporter of PPMD, and as an affiliate member, when you purchase a medical ID through this Lauren’s Hope link, Lauren’s Hope will give a portion of the sale proceeds back to PPMD. Anyone who shops from this link on our site can help support our organization.