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
Click on resource name for more details.
UK Ambulance Service Clinical Practice Guidelines (2006)
Guidelines about UK Ambulance Service Clinical Practice by The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee
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...