WHAT SHOULD BE ENGRAVED ON YOUR MEDICAL ID?

Prioritizing the most substantial information to engrave on your medical ID greatly helps the first responders in an emergency.



  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AAA
  • Epinephrine
EPI
  • Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea
AAD
  • Epinephrine Pen
EPIPEN
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS
  • History
HX
  • Advanced Life Support
ALS
  • Hypertension
HTN
  • Allergies/Allergic To
ALGY/NO TO
  • High Blood Pressure
HBP
  • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARDS
  • In Case of Emergency
ICE
  • Aspirin
ASA
  • Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
IDDM
  • As Soon As Possible
ASAP
  • Intramuscular
IM
  • Axillary
AX
  • Intraosseous
IO
  • Blood Pressure
BP
  • Intravenous
IV
  • Basic Life Support
BLS
  • Medication(s)
MED/MEDS
  • Cancer
CA
  • Mitral Valve Prolapsed
MVP
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
CKD
  • Nasogastric
NG
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD
  • No Known Allergies
NKA
  • Chronic Renal Failure
CRF
  • No Known Drug Allergies
NKDA
  • Congestive Heart Failure
CHF
  • Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NIDDM
  • Coronary Artery Disease
CAD
  • Penicillin
PCN
  • Cystic Fibrosis
CF
  • Prescription(s)
RX/RXS
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
DVT
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
PUD
  • Defibrillation
DEFIB
  • Pulmonary Edema
PULM ED
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
DKA
  • Right Ear
AD
  • Diabetes Mellitus
DM
  • Right Eye
OD
  • Diagnosis
DX/DIAG
  • Tetracycline
TCN
  • Discontinue
D/C
  • Tracheal/Tracheotomy
TRACH
  • Do Not Resuscitate
DNR
  • Tuberculosis
TB
  • Endotracheal
ET
  • Urinary Tract Infection
UTI
  • Endotracheal Tube
ET
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
VWB