A medical identification tag is a small capsule or engraved tag worn on a bracelet or neck chain.
It will normally contain a message that the wearer has an important medical condition that might require immediate attention.
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 to explain their condition.
These medical identification tags can be made out of stainless steel, sterling silver or gold. If found by emergency personnel can be opened and the inscription provides an indication of your special medical needs. Tags are available with pre-engraved conditions or more commonly “SOS” they can also be custom engraved with your own specific details and have the benefit of that all information is self-contained and does not require any form of technology to view in case of an emergency.
Other type of medical ID jewellery indicates membership to a medical information organization. This type of medical ID jewellery includes a member identification number and a telephone number for medical emergency personnel to contact.
The newest technology allows the user to carry their own information on a USB device that is identified as a medical alert tag. The user can update the information as needed to provide current information to emergency personnel through any computer system, but is not instantly accessible in the case of an emergency
Stomawise recommends the most communally known tag “SOS Talisman” and the “Capsules” by medicaltags.co.uk as both have a paper insert which can be completed with you details without the cost of engraving.
A selection of the SOS Talisman necklaces and bracelets can be purchased from the Stomawise Store and the capsules directly from Medicaltags.co.uk by adding the word “Stomawise” in the discount code section of their checkout you will help Stomawise as 10% of your purchase will be donated.