Call the University Police at ext. 6000 or 256-782-6000 and report the emergency. Request that an ambulance be sent.
Send someone to meet the EMS and rescue crews at the street.
Do not move the person unless there is a threat to life to leave them in that location.
Provide as much information to the dispatcher regarding the illness/injury as possible (nature of injury, location of person, age of person, symptoms, etc.).
If trained to administer first aid, such as bleeding control and CPR, do so.
Be sure to wear personal protective equipment. Be aware of hazards associated with blood-borne pathogens.
Do not come into contact with body fluids.
If exposed to suspected infectious materials, wash the exposed area thoroughly with soap and water and seek medical attention.
Do not jeopardize your health or the health of the patient. Wait for professional help if you are not able to provide proper first aid and safety.
Remain with the party until help arrives.
Comfort the patient and reassure them that medical assistance is on the way.
If the medical emergency is related to an on-the-job injury or a visitor injury/accident, notify JSU Office of Human Resources at ext. 5007 or 256-782-5007 of this incident as soon as possible after the victim has been transported by the ambulance.