Attached to a student’s school ID, MedTag IDs can be extremely helpful to those suffering from chronic or serious medical conditions like diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, allergies or any type of impairment, during minor or major medical situations at school.
With the MedTag ID and MedTag App, teachers and medical practitioners instantly have full knowledge of how and what the student needs.
So what information should a MedTag ID contain?
Parents can start with basic information such as conditions, diseases, allergies, sensitivity to medication and health provider information. More particular details may also be included. For instance, special instructions for treating the child, medication that they carry or doctor’s contact information.
For starters, the MedTag ID will contain the student’s name, birthdate and blood type. This will be the first bit of information displayed when the MedTag app activates, followed by three fields with a brief description of the child’s allergies, conditions, diseases, disorders, etc.
When in school, children can be quite unpredictable and you always want to be prepared in case they are involved in a medical emergency. Because of this, we have included a field specifically for their healthcare provider (HMO) and health card number.
The space below can be used for more specific details such as medication that the student carries with them, a direct number to a doctor/specialist, special instructions during an emergency, and anything that may be helpful. When patients are unresponsive, they tend to be more responsive when doctors use their nicknames, so the inclusion of this information should be considered.
All that’s left are appointing three emergency contacts. While it’s preferable to list parents/guardians as the main contact, in some case, due to the nature of their work, lifestyle, or for whatever the reason, they may not actually be the most suitable option. Designate a trusted friend or relative who is readily-available and has a familiarity or closeness with your child.
Still not sure what to put on your child’s MedTag ID? Bring the form to a doctor to help you fill out the information, ensuring that the medical details are accurate.
In the end, no matter how many conditions, disorders or allergies your child may have, it’s for their safety and your peace of mind when you are separated from them. Don’t hold back, input as much information as you possibly can.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org.