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:

  • card
  • jewellery (e.g. stainless steel, silver, gold)
  • NFC tag
  • QR code
  • tattoo (permanent and temporary)
  • USB flash drives
For easy identification by emergency services medical alerts IDs often incorporate the Star of Life design.


Resources

Resource UK Ambulance Service Clinical Practice Guidelines (2006)

Resource Medical id cards and jewellery

Recent News

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.

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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.

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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.

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