Emergency Preparedeness

What to do in the event of a MEDICAL EMERGENCY

NOTE: Health Science Campus employees should refer to the Summoning Emergency Medical Assistance for Injured Persons on Campus Procedure, # S-08-017, for medical assistance protocols unique to the patient care setting.

ALWAYS error on the side of caution… In order to help someone, you must:



Ifyou are on campus, contact UT police at x-2600

Ifyou are off campus, call 9-1-1.


ALWAYS stay on the phone until the person answering 

the call ends the conversation.

Ifyou suspect a head or spinal injury, DO NOT MOVE the victim unless there is an immediate life-threatening emergency.

In the event of a medical emergency:

  • Do not move the injured person unless there is danger of further harm.
  • Keep the injured person warm.

Donot exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.


Last Updated: 6/26/15