Department of Public Safety

Emergency Information

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

DONíT SECOND-GUESS Ė ALWAYS CALL 911 !!!  

REPORT ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

University policy indicates that all medical emergencies must be reported immediately to Public Safety and Environmental Health. If you require, or become aware of an individual who requires emergency medical care immediately:

1. Call Public Safety and Environmental Health at 911or extension 593-5333 from any campus phone. Provide the following information to the Public Safety Communication Officer:

  • Your name & phone number
  • The name of the individual if known
  • Description of individual requiring medical attention
  • Exact location of the individual (building & room number)
  • Any other relevant information

2. Do not hang up the phone until the Public Safety Communication Officer has indicated that you have provided all of the necessary information.

ONLY INDIVIDUALS TRAINED IN FIRST AID & CPR SHOULD RESPOND DIRECTLY TO MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.

FIRST AID FOR SHOCK

When a person has been badly injured, it is important to give treatment for shock immediately. The signs of shock may appear right away or not show up for an hour or more. Remember it is important to provide treatment for shock to ALL badly injured persons whether symptoms appear or not. The signs of shock are:

1. Pale, cool, clammy skin;

  • Weak and rapid pulse and;
  • General body weakness.

Call for emergency medical help immediately, thenó

1. Keep the person lying down.

  • Cover the person with a blanket.
  • Do not give fluids.
  • Try to stop major bleeding by applying pressure.

TO STOP BLEEDING

  • Call Public Safety and Environmental Health at 911 or extension 593-5333 from any campus phone.

2. Apply pressure directly onto the wound with a sterile gauze or clean handkerchief.

3. Maintain a steady pressure for five or ten minutes.

4. If a victim is bleeding from an arm or leg, elevate it.

5. Stay with the victim until help arrives.

BURNS & CHEMICAL BURNS

1. Call Public Safety and Environmental Health at 911 or extension 593-5333 from any campus phone.

  • Remove the victim from the source of the burn only if it safe for you to do so. If a chemical is involved, wear gloves or other protective gear.
  • Cool the burn by flushing with large amounts of water. Use water close to room temperature. For chemical burns, also remove any contaminated clothing.
  • Loosely cover the burn with a dry clean or sterile dressing.
  • For electrical burns, make sure the power source is OFF before making contact with the victim. If the victim is unconscious, do not move unless there is an immediate danger. Loosely cover the burns with a dry clean or sterile dressing.

ABDOMINAL THRUSTS FOR CHOKING VICTIMS

1. Get behind the victim. Wrap your arms around the personís waist, just above their navel.

  • Clasp your hands together in a double fist. PRESS IN AND UP IN QUICK THRUSTS.
  • Be careful not to exert pressure against the victimís rib cage.
  • Repeat procedure until choking stops.