Medical emergency

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 Aid, Airborne/Foodborne Illness, Poison, 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 that can be found at the Human Resources Department Website, 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 that can be found at the Human Resources Department website, 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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