A medical ID tag is a small emblem or tag worn on a bracelet, necklace, neck chain, or on the clothing bearing a message that the wearer has an important medical condition that might require immediate attention.
The tag is often made out of stainless steel or sterling silver. The intention is to alert a paramedic, physician, emergency department personnel or other first responders of the condition even if the wearer is not conscious enough or old enough to explain.
Medical ID bracelets are recognised by medical personnel around the world, allowing on-the-spot identification in an instant.
SOS medical alert tag are popular because they store customised information out of sight, rather than having it on show like in an engraved design. Each of our talisman bracelets includes an information strip with plenty of space for detail. This is non-soluble and has space for six different languages, making these pieces ideal to wear when travelling. The talisman itself is both watertight and heat proof.
A new type of medical identification alert is the USB medical alert tag. This is essentially a USB flash drive that contains an individual’s emergency information. Because of the memory on the flash drive these USB medical alert tags are capable of carrying much more information than the conventional medical ID bracelet. Information such as medications, existing conditions, doctors and emergency contacts can all be stored on the USB tags. Emergency personnel can instantly access the information with any available computer, if they have access to a computer with a USB port and have the software to read the data, and their policies allow inserting USB drives of unknown origin into their computer systems.
Another new type of medic identification alert is QR code based medical alert stickers. The QR code on the sticker links to a web service that contains the individual’s emergency information. The information is accessed by any first responder or emergency personnel by scanning the QR code by using a smartphone. Since a web service is used to store the information there is normally no limitation of how much information that can be stored.
Silicone bracelets, preprinted with a general medical condition or allergy, are also popular. The lack of personalization may be a deterrent. Recently patients have begun to “tattoo” their medical condition on their wrist or arm. Although a permanent tattoo might be considered, a temporary tattoo works as well.
A pendant or wrist strap containing a wireless alert button, also known as a panic button, worn in the home as part of a wireless medical alert system. This type of medical jewelry sends a signal to a dialing console which contacts a medical alarm monitoring service or directly dials first responders when an emergency occurs.
Some people prefer to carry a wallet card with the same information.
Steelidjewelry.com provide all styles of the medical id tag — USB flash medical ID bracelet, QR code medical ID bracelet, NFC tag medical ID bracelet, SOS medical ID bracelet and normal medical ID bracelet.