Tag, Medical Warning
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TAG, MEDICAL WARNING
This specification covers one type and size of
medical warning tag used by the Army, capable of
being readily embossed with medical warning
information identifying the wearer's sensitivities,
allergic reactions, or selected health problems in
the absence of medical records.
Aluminum. The aluminum for the tag
shall be alloy 5052-H34 as specified in QQ-A-250/8,
having a mill finish.
The aluminum shall be anodized on both sides to
match the red of a standard sample that will be
furnished by the Government. The anodic
coating shall be a minimum of 0.0004 inch thick and
shall be sealed with a nickel acetate sealer.
The dye used shall be an aluminum fast red organic
dye with a light fast and weather rating of
excellent to perfect.
Construction. The medical warning tags shall
be fabricated from pre-anodized aluminum specified
in 3.1.1 and shall conform to the details and
dimensions of Figure 1. The edges of the
finished tag shall be clean, smooth and free from
burs and rough or sharp edges. Slight
streaking caused by manufacturing mill marks shall
not be a cause for rejection. Figure 1 is
dimensioned in inches.
Workmanship. Workmanship shall be
first class throughout. The tags shall be free
from defects which detract from their appearance or
may impair their serviceability.
Intended use. Intended for use as a
Medical Alert Tag.
specification covers the following item appearing in
the Federal Supply Catalog:
National Stock Number - 6530-00-142-8775
Item Identification - Tag, Medical Warning, Red,
Medical Warning Tag
U.S. Army Medical Department Activity
12 February 2004
Criteria for use
a. Medical conditions
warranting issuance of medical warning tags must be
permanent, established by definite diagnosis, and of
such a nature that, if the patient were unable to
give a history of the problem, medical care might be
improper, delayed, or otherwise compromised.
b. Examples of conditions that
warrant patient and record identification are -
(1) Allergy to
antibiotics or drugs such as penicillin or
(2) Sensitivity to
biological products such as horse sera.
(3) Sensitivity to
medication requirements such as indelicateness or
anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, antithpertensive
drugs or antabuse.
(7) Sensitivity to
(8) Sickle cell
(10) Wearing contact
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