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Tag, Medical Warning

6530-00-142-8775


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TAG, MEDICAL WARNING

TAG, MEDICAL WARNING
MIL-T-37202
6530-00-142-8775
6530001428775

1.1  Scope.  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.

3.1.1  Aluminum.  The aluminum for the tag shall be alloy 5052-H34 as specified in QQ-A-250/8, having a mill finish.

3.2  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.

3.3  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.

3.4  Workmanship.  Workmanship shall be first class throughout.  The tags shall be free from defects which detract from their appearance or may impair their serviceability.

6.1  Intended use.  Intended for use as a Medical Alert Tag.

6.3  This specification covers the following item appearing in the Federal Supply Catalog:

National Stock Number - 6530-00-142-8775
Item Identification - Tag, Medical Warning, Red, Aluminum, 100s


Medical Warning Tag
Regulation 40-12
Headquarters
U.S. Army Medical Department Activity
12 February 2004

2-1.  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 barbiturates.
          (2)  Sensitivity to biological products such as horse sera.
          (3)  Sensitivity to immunizing agents.
          (4)  Convulsive disorder.
          (5)  Diabetes mellitus.
          (6)  Special medication requirements such as indelicateness or anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, antithpertensive drugs or antabuse.
          (7)  Sensitivity to insect strings.
          (8)  Sickle cell disease (specify).
          (9)  Adrenal insufficiency.
          (10) Wearing contact lenses.


 

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