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.
- Check the person. If the victim is conscious, scan for bleeding and other injuries.
- Keep victim still and comfortable. Have them lie down if necessary.
- If victim is unconscious, check for breathing. If breathing is not detected, start compressions.
- Control serious bleeding by direct pressure.
- Continue to assist the victim until help arrives.
- Determine extent of injury or probable cause of illness.
- Protect from all disturbance, reassure the victim, and do not move unless absolutely necessary.
- Look for emergency medical I.D., question witnesses and give all information to University Police.
- In case of a minor injury or illness where non-emergency medical treatment is needed, go to Seeking Non-Emergency Medical Treatment.
- 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 or call EHS at X7233.