The Rotary Club of Owasso, in partnership with the Owasso Fire Department, launched the Vial of Life program for home-bound seniors and residents on February 1, 2024. The Vial of Life program is nationally recognized as saving countless lives each year by providing emergency responders with life-saving medical information during an emergency.
We aim to provide the Vial of Life kits free of charge to Owasso and the surrounding community.
If your senior parent or another family member had a medical emergency and were by themselves, they might be unconscious or confused. If so, who would provide the crucial medical information that EMS personnel need in an emergency? Even if awake and aware, people don't always remember details in a crisis. This is when the free Vial of Life kits can save a life!
Our goal is to help medical personnel make the best decisions regarding emergency treatment for Owasso, OK, and surrounding areas by providing a Vial of Life Kit for the residents who need it.
"The Vial of Life Kit is designed to speak for the residents when they can't speak for themselves."
Vial of Life Kit
Each Vial of Life Kit contains:
How it Works: Steps
1. The resident answers questions about their health history and medications on the medical information form. Do not add your social security number.
2. Place the completed medical and insurance information form in the baggie and securely tape it on the refrigerator door using one of the stickers. Include copies of additional medical information: If you have a chronic heart condition, include a copy of your most recent electrocardiogram (EKG). Also include any relevant documents, such as:
Advance Directives, copy of driver's license, Veterans healthcare card, copy of insurance cards, copy of Medicaid or medicare card, do-not-resuscitate order (signed Oklahoma document).
3. Place one sticker on the refrigerator door, taping the baggie to the refrigerator, and one on the front door at eye level.
If the resident must be transitioned to the hospital or an urgent care facility, the Vial of Life kit travels with them. When the emergency personnel arrives, the kit can be given to hospital medical and administrative personnel. This creates a seamless transition of medical information that allows hospital caregivers to provide needed services sooner.
The Owasso Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
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