To put it quite bluntly, everyone who has a medical condition that might put them in grave danger if mistreated should wear a medical ID tag. These accessories are capable of quickly informing emergency personnel about key details of the wearer’s condition. The tag is customizable in numerous ways, and doesn’t restrict the wearer in any way. Since we are talking about lightweight jewelry usually made of steel, silver or plastic, they can be worn by literally anyone; kids, adults and elders alike. The bracelet or necklace can be also fitted with a colorful or stylish design to make it more attractive.
Medical ID tags are especially recommended for people living with medical conditions that emergency personnel should be immediately made aware of in case of an emergency. Aside from this, allergies to food and drugs are also important for emergency services to be made aware of. Below is a non-exhaustive list of medical conditions for which wearing a medical alert ID is recommended:
- Breathing disorder
- Cardiac problems: Patients with a pacemaker, or ICD implant
- Hearing sight
- Kidney failure
- Mental impairment
- Rare diseases
- Stroke risk
- Tourettes syndrome
Of course, this is just a skimmed down list, and many other medical conditions and allergies can be featured on the medical ID tag.
As a rule of thumb: if you have a medical condition that you would certainly tell the first response professionals then it’s absolutely worth putting on the ID tag.