Emergency Medical Information Alert Systems

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    Taxonomy Code: PH-1800.1800

    Programs that allow individuals at risk for medical emergencies to provide information about allergies, recurrent ailments and dosage requirements, emergency notification instructions, hospital of choice, and doctor's name and telephone number in advance for use by EMTs/paramedics or other first responders in the event an emergency occurs. Included are "vial of life" programs that provide a vial to keep in the refrigerator which contains medical information plus a notification magnet for the outside of the door; "file of life" programs that provide a magnetized pouch for vital records that can be attached to the outside of the refrigerator; Web-based systems that allow a parent or guardian to create, store and manage a child's health information online via an electronic Emergency Information Form (EIF); and other similar emergency alert services.

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    VIAL OF LIFEThe Vial of Life Program is a free program designed for seniors and individuals with serious medical conditions to provide pertinent medical information to emergency personnel who respond to home emergencies. A Vial of Life contains the medical history needed by the responding emergency personnel, such as existing medical conditions, allergies and medications currently being taken. Vial of Life participants complete a Medical Information Form that is then placed on the refrigerator. A Vial of Life decal is then placed on the front door in plain view for emergency personnel to alert them that medical information is located inside the home. To obtain you Vial of Life packet Call 728-1235 for further information.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-SENIOR SERVICESTOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON

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