a life-saving bag of data - transparent plastic sheet
The bag hanging on the door handle said: "If I am sick or injured, information from EMS workers, doctors and healthcare professionals.
"It could save my life one day," said 67-year-old Edna Harris . " She is a resident of Mount Vernon and has already carried out her brain, heart and legs
She is one of the first 10,000 people aged 60 and above to receive an emergency medical information door bag in Westchester County.
"A simple and transparent plastic bag with a piece of paper printed with the medical information of the residents, designed to provide information for emergency room doctors, ambulance technicians and other medical personnel, so that they know the correct procedure that should be followed in an emergency.
This package was distributed by the county senior project and service department and is part of the County Executive Andrew J.
Spano's efforts to provide better care for the growing elderly population in West Chester.
According to the 2000 census, about 180,000 people in the county, that is, one out of every five residents is over 60 years old, and with the age of the baby boomers, it is expected that by 2020, westchester residents over the age of 60 will reach 230,000.
Advertising under the heading "I have these medical conditions.
Harris listed: "1.
Inflammation of joints. 2.
Leg cancer injury3.
Two heart attacks. 4. Brain surgery.
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She then lists the names and phone numbers of her cardiologist and neurosurgeon as well as her daughter, both of whom live in Mount Vernon and are her emergency contact.
She also lists a dozen drugs she has been taking, including Lipitor with high cholesterol, ilosec with heartburn, Diovan with high blood pressure.
There is no concept of bag invention in this county.
In 1990s, "small bottles of life" were introduced in many cities across the country, and this tube contains similar medical information for the elderly to put in the refrigerator.
"But we think a small bottle could be lost on the back of the cabbage," said Diane Booke, senior director of operations at Project and services.
So far, the cost of the project is less than $10,000.
Spano's office and diversified investment consultants
S. -based companies have donated $10,000.
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A version of this article was printed on page WC14 of the National edition on March 9, 2003 with the title: Life
Data saving bag.