The “File of Life” is a miniature medical history that is kept in a red plastic sleeve with a magnetic strip. Once the history card is filled out, it is placed back in the sleeve. The magnetic sleeve is then placed on the outside of the refrigerator in a visible place.
The “File of Life®” details a person’s name, emergency medical contacts and insurance policy information. It details current health problems, current medications and dosages. It lists allergies, recent surgeries, your doctor’s name and phone number, your health care proxy information and your religious affiliation.
The “File of Life ®” enables emergency personnel to obtain a quick medical history when a patient is unable to give one. The complete “File of Life ®” sleeve, is taken off the refrigerator, out of the wallet or vehicle and will ac
company the patient to the hospital. Emergency room staff will have a quick medical history at their fingertips. This valuable information enables a quicker medical response time.
Pick up a free “File of Life ®” at the Genoa Township Fire Department located at 7049 Big Walnut Road, Galena, Ohio 43021.