Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

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:

Remain calm and Call for help

  • Call 911; For Code Blue call x77
  • ALWAYS stay on the phone until the person answering the call ends the conversation.

If you 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.
  • Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.

A student who seeks medical attention on behalf of themselves or another individual experiencing an alcohol and/or drug related incident, will not be subject to conduct action for the alcohol and/or drug use under the Student Code of Conduct if the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSC&CS) becomes aware of the alcohol and/or drug use solely because the individual(s) sought medical attention.  Refer to the Student Conduct Amnesty Policy.

Last Updated: 6/27/22