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Medical

A medical emergency is an injury or illness that is acute and poses an immediate threat to a person's life or long-term health.

Medical emergencies may be situations involving First AidAirborne/Foodborne IllnessPoison, and Radiation.

If an ambulance is needed:

  • Call 911 (or 9-911 if from campus phone).
  • Provide dispatcher with:
    • Location of emergency.
    • Type of injury, if known.
    • Brief description of injured person (gender, age, etc.).
  • Render first aid, as trained.
  • Make injured as comfortable as possible.
  • Please complete the appropriate injury reporting form if incident involves a faculty or staff member.

If an ambulance is not needed:

  • Render first aid, as trained.
  • Assist with transportation of an employee to their personal physician or a student to the A. P. Beutel Health Center, if appropriate.
  • Please complete the appropriate injury reporting form if incident involves a faculty or staff member.

When dialing 911 (9-911 from a campus phone):

  • Stay calm.
  • Tell the dispatcher your location.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Do not hang up until told.
  • Follow all directions given.

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