How can I make sure that the emergency crew get to my house ASAP?
Make sure that your house number or house name is clearly visible from the road – you would be surprised how much time is lost by searching for a house.
Light up your house like a Christmas tree so that it stands out.
Put pets away.
Get the front door open – remember that the First Responder team is local and that we can be at your house sometimes in less that 2 minutes.
Get personal details ready of the patient (especially if they have a difficult name to spell) – also see below:
What does the First Responder want to know when they come through your door?
Hopefully we will never have to meet you in our role as first responders. However, here is a list that you may wish to either a) download as a PDF and print out via the link below or b) copy, paste to a word document and fill in for yourself or for someone else and put somewhere obvious (e.g. near the front door):
Click the link above for a printable version of the form below.
Essential Information form for Emergency Teams: (Please note that we will still ask you a lot of these questions, as it enables us to assess your alertness & present condition)
Essential Information for Emergency Teams
Latest Update: ….……/……….…/………….
Preferred Name if different:
Date of Birth:
Doctor & Practice:
Important extra Information:
- My blood pressure is usually LOW / NORMAL / HIGH / DON’T KNOW
- Allergies – YES / NO
- Diabetic – YES / NO
- Epileptic – YES / NO
- Smoker - YES / NO
- Wear glasses – YES / NO
- Wear dentures - YES / NO
- Wear a hearing aid – YES / NO
- I normally walk Unassisted / other…
Medication + last prescription + where kept
(Please update whenever there is a change)
People to Contact / Next of Kin + phone:
Whilst in hospital, this is the person who will shut up and look after the house and/or look after the pets:
History of any medical condition …../…../…….
(Please date the information now and add the date next to any future amendments)
Any medical notes or a care plan folder? YES / NO (If YES – where can we find details?)
Recently been to hospital? YES / NO (If YES – where can we find details?)
The two Ashbourne Medical Surgeries