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Medical Emergencies

All fires should be reported to the Public Safety Office by dialing extension HELP (4357).

Should you need the police, fire department or an ambulance and Public can not be can be reached, dial 911.

An emergency medical situation is defined for the purpose of these procedures as being a life threatening condition including but not limited to:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Convulsions
  • Inability to breathe or breathing with severe difficulty
  • Severe chest pain
  • Severe bleeding
  • Possible fractures of the spine or major bones

For these situations, you should:

1. Report the situation stating, "This is a medical emergency.” Give the exact location of the victim, your name and describe the nature and severity of the medical problem. Do not hang up until you are told to do so. This procedure applies to all serious injuries and illnesses occurring on campus including those in the athletic areas, work areas, classrooms, residence halls, etc.

2. If available, send someone to a location near the emergency to meet and lead emergency responders to the scene.

3. Do not move the victim unless there is imminent threat of further injury.

4. Administer first aid. Never provide or attempt to provide first aid beyond the scope of your training. No medication of any type may be given.

5. Ask all witnesses to remain until emergency responders arrive. Do not leave until you are told to do so.

6. Assist emergency responders on request.

NOTE: An ambulance will be called at the request of the victim regardless of the extent of the injuries or illness.