Persons administering first aid must be aware of the possible life threatening effects of pathogens as a result of exposure to bodily fluids. Life saving techniques should be administered according to current Red Cross guidelines to avoid exposure to pathogens.
Do not attempt procedures or techniques beyond your abilities or training.
In the most common case of a minor injury or illness, provide first aid care only to the extent of your training (Red Cross First Aid, CPR, etc.).
If a serious injury or illness occurs on campus call 911 (9-911). Give your name, describe the nature and severity of the medical problem, and give the Campus location of the incident. Stay with the person until assistance arrives.
If someone is suffering from a medical condition, you should contact 9-911. Follow these instructions:
- Stay calm, do not panic.
- Do not move the person unless absolutely necessary (structural damage, chemical spill, fire, etc.)
- Unless person is having a seizure, move them to the ground. Clear the area- move everything 5 feet away from the person.
- Check breathing and give CPR is necessary.
- Look for emergency medical ID on the victim. Never give the person medication.
- Question witnesses and be ready to give all information to the paramedics when they arrive.
- Stay with the person until medical personnel arrive and assist if directed