Emergencies are unplanned events... but you can be prepared. The "Vial of Life" program was developed for older adults, those who have a history of illness and people who routinely take special or prescription medications.
Help Paramedics Access Important Information
During a medical emergency, paramedics often look for the patient's medications to assist them in determining a course of action, particularly when a patient is unconscious. Placing the Vial of Life with your medications will help paramedics find important information quickly.
Vial of Life Program Components
Vial of Life program components include a large medicine vial container and a one-page form. The form asks each person to complete sections about their medical history, allergies, medications and emergency contacts.
Additional copies of medical documents such as DNR (do not resuscitate) orders may also be added to the vial.