WVAC 911: The File of Life
When a Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC) crew is dispatched to a 911 call, the first things the crew seeks to understand about the patient upon arrival are:
- A list of medications taken.
- An accurate medical history.
- Existing conditions and allergies.
Often the WVAC crew responds to a patient where this information is not readily available, and critical time is spent to gather this information. Once it is gathered, the crew can then use the information in patient assessment and care, and when the patient is transferred to the care of the hospital emergency department.
Medical emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. The File of Life is an efficient and effective program that assists the WVAC crew and other first responders to render prompt medical care. WVAC encourages all residents to consider using the File of Life program.
Wilton residents may send a request for a free File of Life packet to Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps at P.O. Box 216, Wilton CT 06897, or they may send an email to VicePresident@wiltonambulance.org . Stay safe!
The Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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