FAQs About Medical ID Jewelry, Pt. 2

Medical ID jewelry can quite literally save your life in an emergency €” but what should you even engrave on it? Or do you really need to wear it? There are a lot of questions out there about medical ID jewelry, and we hope this blog series can be a resource for you as you navigate it. In part 1 of this blog, for example, we discussed why and when to wear engraved medical ID bracelets, along with who should wear them. In today's post, we're going to focus more on the nuances of medical ID jewelry €” like what to engrave and how. Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page or contact us. medical id jewelry questions

What should I engrave on my medical ID?

This is one of the questions about personalized medical bracelets that we hear most often. We recommend engraving your first and last name, medical condition(s), treatment considerations, food and drug allergies, and an emergency contact. Here are some tips to follow:
  • List medical conditions that would be important in an emergency
  • List medicines you've used on a long-term, daily basis. List most important medicines first.
  • Use abbreviations and short, descriptive words (the ID card in your wallet can list more information). ICE, for example, is widely accepted as an abbreviation for €œin case of emergency.€
When in doubt or confused, it's wise to speak with your physician, pharmacist, or doctor about what should or shouldn't be on your medical ID jewelry. medical alerts jewelry buy online

How do I abbreviate my engraving?

Here are some common abbreviations for your medical ID tag:
  • ALGY/ALGYS: Allergy/Allergies
  • AVR: Aortic Valve Replacement
  • ASA: Aspirin
  • A-FIB: Atrial Fibrillation
  • BP: Blood Pressure
  • CA: Cancer
  • CKD: Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • CHF: Coronary Heart Disease
  • CF: Cystic Fibrosis
  • DEFIB: Defibrillator/Defibrillation
  • DVT: Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • DNR: Do Not Resuscitate
  • EPI: Epinephrine
  • EPIPEN: Epinephrine Pen (auto-injector)
  • HBP: High Blood Pressure
  • HTN: Hypertension
  • ICE: In Case of Emergency
  • IV: Intravenous
  • MVP: Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • NKA: No Known Allergies
  • NKDA: No Known Drug Allergies
  • NO NSAIDS: No Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • PCN: Penicillin
  • T1D/T2D: Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
  • TCN: Tracheotomy
  • TX: Transplant or Treatment
  • VWD: Von Willebrand's Disease
When doing abbreviations, make sure to carefully distinguish between a medication you take and a medication you're allergic to.

Can I get my medical ID jewelry wet?

This is largely dependent on the materials on your custom medical bracelet. Simply check materials. For example, a sterling silver medical bracelet or leather medical ID bracelet may not be suitable for swimming and showering, unlike other medical ID jewelry.

Shop With N-Style ID Today

From leather medical alert bracelets to men's medical ID necklaces, silicone medical alert bracelets, and more, N-Style ID has the medical ID jewelry you need. We have allergy alert bracelets, autism emergency ID bracelets, diabetic ID bracelets, epilepsy medical alert bracelets, lymphedema alert bracelets, and seizure alert bracelets, along with medical ID jewelry for many other conditions and all ages. Shop today to feel safe and protected, and be sure to check out Part 1 of this blog series for answers to other questions.

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  • I need to buy a bracelet replacement. I already have a tag I bought from you.

    Cynthia Hernandez

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