Medical Emergency

  • In the event someone experiences a medical emergency, remain calm and call 911 then x4444 or use an Emergency Call Box to report the incident.
  • Do not move the victim unless he or she is in danger. 
  • If you are trained to provide first aid, provide basic first aid and basic life support (CPR).
  • Comfort the patient and assure him/her that medical assistance is on the way. 
  • 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 safely. 
  • If you provide first aid, consider if immediate action is required to save a life and if you will put yourself in jeopardy if you do. 
  • Be aware of hazards associated with blood-borne pathogens. If you come in contact with suspected infectious material, wash the exposed area thoroughly with soap and water and seek medical attention. 
  • When calling in an emergency it is very important that you give your name and location to ensure first responders can locate the medical emergency.