BCFR VIDEO: ‘Vial of Life’ Alerts First Responders
By Space Coast Daily // March 13, 2014
'Vial of Life' speaks for PATIENT
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Fire Rescue Office of Emergency Medical Services is proud to participate in the “Vial of Life” program.
When 911 is called, time is crucial. Having vital medical information such as medications, medical history, allergies, and emergency contact information readily available for responders is extremely important.
In many instances, patients are unable to speak or are unable to recall information that is critical to rendering appropriate care. A “Vial of Life” speaks for them.
Place one sticker on an exterior window near an entry point to alert personnel that there is a vial with a medical reference sheet provided. Place the other sticker on the refrigerator door to alert responders that a vial is inside.
Finally, remember to keep the form up-to-date. Any change in medical information including medication dosage/frequency, insurance information, or physician information should be kept current.
Participation is free. Simply contact the Office of EMS at 321-633-2056 and request a vial which contains a medical information form and two “Vial of Life” stickers. Once the form has been completely filled out, it should be placed in the container and kept on the top shelf of the refrigerator door.