Medical Alert IDs
Medical alert IDs can provide medical staff with important information if you are unable to provide it due to injury or shock. They are available in a multitude of devices, including:
- jewellery (e.g. stainless steel, silver, gold)
- NFC tag
- QR code
- tattoo (permanent and temporary)
- USB flash drives
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UK charity offering the full medical ID service to keep people safe in the an emergency.
Founder of Impli (implantable technology) and biotechnologist
We use implants to help people get better and faster first point of care
What to Know Before Getting a Medical Alert Tattoo
US News - 20-Aug-2015
Patients can hesitate to tell doctors they have tattoos due to varying social views.Read more...
Confessions of a Non-Compliant Medical Alert ID Wearer
Healthline - 12-Jun-2013
Mike Hoskins explains why after three decades with diabetes he suddenly decided to buy an alert bracelet.Read more...
Importance of emergency identification schemes
Emergency Medicine Journal - 01-Mar-2002
Nearly all ambulance respondents indicated it was routine to search for body worn emblems.Read more...