Hospital program uses dots to assist with faster medical attention

    Could faster medical treatment be as simple as a dot on your car?

    Paoli Hospital is launching Pennsylvania’s first “Yellow Dot” Program to provide first responders with more medical information about program participants.

    It works, as the Philadelphia Business Journal reports, by providing a yellow dot to participants for their rear car windows. That dot is a sign to first responders at a crash to look for a yellow envelope in the car’s glove box that contains the medical history and a photo of the person(s) in the car.

    Details include the list of medications the yellow dot participant is taking, as well as other information to help responders apply the right kind of care.

     

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