Medical Treatment for Serious Injuries

In the event of a serious injury or illness on campus, immediately call University Police. Use a blue emergency phone if not within a building. Give your name, describe the nature and severity of the medical problem, and the campus location of the victim.

Note: University Police has a direct line to the paramedics. Officers are trained in CPR and First Aid.

  1. Check the person.  If the victim is conscious, scan for bleeding and other injuries.
  2. Keep victim still and comfortable. Have them lie down if necessary.
  3. If victim is unconscious, check for breathing. If breathing is not detected, start compressions.
  4. Control serious bleeding by direct pressure.
  5. Continue to assist the victim until help arrives.
  6. Determine extent of injury or probable cause of illness.
  7. Protect from all disturbance, reassure the victim, and do not move unless absolutely necessary.
  8. Look for emergency medical I.D., question witnesses and give all information to University Police.
  9. In case of a minor injury or illness where non-emergency medical treatment is needed, go to Seeking Non-Emergency Medical Treatment. 
  10. Environmental Health & Safety coordinates CPR & First Aid classes held periodically on campus. To find out when the next class will be held, go to the Employee Training Center Opens in new window or call EHS at X7233.