MANTECA – First responders in Manteca have another tool to help them provide the best possible care in the critical “golden hour.”
Manteca District Ambulance has joined with two programs, The National Yellow Dot Program and Vial of Life, to help first responders in the critical first hour after a person has been hurt in an accident or other emergency.
The National Yellow Dot Program is designed to help crash victims communicate with rescuers. Participants in the free program receive a yellow dot to place on the rear window of their vehicle, which it alerts emergency services personnel to look for a corresponding yellow folder in the glove box. That folder contains a photograph, the person’s medical conditions, prescriptions and other vital information concerning an allergy to medicine, diabetes, a heart condition, and other vital information.
Vial of Life is for anyone who lives alone, a senior citizen or those with medical issues. The Vial of Life provides vital patient information when the first responder enters your home. Often in a medical emergency, the patient or caller is either too distraught to speak or is unable. This provides critical info for everyone.