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If Medical Attention is Needed

  • REMAIN CALM.
  • 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.

Last Updated: 2011
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