If you have any medical condition or allergy that would put you at risk in an emergency.
If you have been recently diagnosed with a medical condition, a quick diagnosis of your condition will lead to faster and more effective treatment. Your medical ID bracelet or necklace will alert doctors, ambulance officers and school nurses of your medical history so that time is not wasted.
There are many conditions and allergies that require emergency assistance. Give the person who may find you the information they require to help you when you cannot give it to them.
Who should wear a medical ID?
If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic condition, have food or drug allergies, or take medications, then you should wear a medical ID. Any of the following conditions may alter the treatment you might normally receive.
Here are a few conditions that we know of that should wear medical identification. Please let us know if there is something that is not here and we would be happy to add it. We are constantly in awe of the amount of ailments and medical conditions that require these IDs.
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Heart conditions with Pacemakers, Heart Stents, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Arrhythmia
- Lympedema Alert
- Food Allergies including Peanut Allergy, Tree Nut Allergy, Gluton Intolerace including Celiac Disease
- Allergy to Medications such as Penicillin Allergy, Sulfa Allergy, Morphine Allergy, Allergy to Contrast Dye, Bee Sting Allergy, Allergic to Cephalosporins
- On Blood Thinners, Von Willebrand’s, Hemophilia
- Gastric Bypass Patient, Lap Band Patient
- Alzheimer’s, Memory Impaired
- Manic Depressive, Schizophrenia
- Hearing Impaired, Cochlear Implant, Sight Impaired
- Organ Transplant Patient, Organ Donor
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Epilepsy, Seizure Disorder
- On Multiple Medications
- No MRI
- Any other Chronic Condition
Particularly if you are travelling, you need to have some form of recognised symbol for any emergency that may arise.