What wording do you put on a medical alert bracelet?
I'm trying to finalize the wording to go on my child's medical ID bracelet, and I would appreciate feedback. On the front, I get four lines, 13 characters per line. On the back, I get four lines, 19 characters per line.
Draft of Front:
Traditional medical symbol on left
USE EPIPEN JR
MORE ON BACK
Draft of Back:
ADULT CARRIES MEDS,
I have read old posts for people's arguments in favor of MedicAlert. DH and I both agree that we don't want their 800# on the bracelet. We're concerned someone will call them for further instructions before calling 911. Also, I like having a 2-sided bracelet and being able to fit the extra info. on it.
Thinking similarly, do you think someone would spend the time looking for the bag containing the medicines, instructions, and contact info. instead of calling 911? I'd like to put that info. on the bracelet so someone could administer the epi while waiting for 911, if they were willing to read the directions and do so. However, if they aren't going to be willing to give the epi, I don't want them wasting time and looking for contact information. Should I write on the front "CALL 911 1ST"???
Is it clear when I write that ADULT CARRIES MEDS that it's worn on the adult with my child that it's in the adult's bag?
I have read old posts about some people's concerns about putting the child's name on the bracelet. If a predator is so close to my child that they can read the bracelet, they've probably already kidnapped him. Odds seem greater that he would be lost or unconscious, and having the name on there would be a benefit since I'm not comfortable with MedicAlert.
Finally, is it better to go with the red background on the medical alert symbol? I like the look of the blue, but I wonder if it's as noticeable as the red background.
Any other thoughts on wording to change, add, or delete? Thanks for helping me with this very important decision.