4. Phone numbers are only used after the emergency since EMT's and doctors are too busy to call.
5. Names and phone numbers are important for Alzheimer's patients. Not critical for everyone else.
Paramedics require readable ID Tags with fewer lines.
We spoke to paramedics and EMT's all across America and they told us they want larger text and fewer lines so they can easily read your ID Tag... "at night, in the rain and with a flashlight". If it doesn't pass that test, it's useless. After all, they only have seconds to read your ID Tag, and can't rely on a magnifying glass!
Our ID Tags are designed to be more readable to save your life.
In response to paramedics and EMT's, we limit all ID Tags to 4 lines and in most cases between 15 and 21 characters per line (smaller ID Tags are more restricted). This promotes larger, more readable text so emergency responders will clearly understand all of your medical information. See abbreviations to say more, and say it faster!
Because it's important to put the most critical medical information on your medical bracelet ID tag, we provide high quality, "Diamond Etch" engraving that cuts deeply into the stainless steel to provide a long lasting message. For information on ID Plates, go to: ID Plates-Tags.
Laser Vs. Diamond Etch Engraving.
While laser engraving sounds better because it leaves a dark mark, most laser engraving wears off in as little as 6 months depending on the use. The dirty secret is that most lasers used by medical ID companies are cheaper and will not cut into the metal. They only leave a very superficial scorch mark that's virtually no better than a layer of paint.
Engraving with 304 stainless steel plates lasts over 6 years.
Most medical ID companies use 316 stainless steel plates which are much softer than 304. Our plates provide a harder surface that will not wear as quickly, giving you a longer lasting engraving.