More than 90% of medical emergency calls are treated without knowledge
of the patients' medical history. The File of Life card enables
paramedics to obtain a quick and accurate medical history when a patient
is unable to offer one. The card also eliminates the risk of a patient
forgetting to mention something important.
The card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled FILE OF LIFE, lists the patient name, emergency medical contact, insurance policy, social security number, health problems, medications, dosages, allergies, recent surgery, religion and a health care proxy. The entire pocket is held with a magnet to the outside of the refrigerator.
You can obtain a FREE File of Life card for you and each of your family members at:
City of Middleton EMS
City of Middleton Police Department
Middleton Senior Center
Middleton VFW Post # 8216
Benefits to paramedics
Instantly know medical history of patient.
Corrective treatment can begin at once.
Benefits to hospital emergency staff
On arrival, data is immediately available to medical staff.
No wasted time getting information from a confused patient.
Benefits to each individual
Peace of mind knowing they will have prompt and quality care.
Easy access to potentially life-saving information.
Assurance that proper persons will be notified quickly.