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Medical Emergencies and First Aid
Procedure

Document Number: EMER--117p Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Executive Director of Facilities and Safety Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 02/13/2012

General Description
Description / Scope:

Information about medical emergencies and first aid relative to emergency services policies and procedures.


Purpose:

Delineation of procedures.


Who Performs / Responsibility: All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

When to Perform: As needed

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Requirements
Pre-Knowledge: Before performing this task you must know:
Current University policy
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Equipment: Policy and Procedure Handbook

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Overview of Steps
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Medical Emergencies and First Aid

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Detailed Steps
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Medical Emergencies and First Aid


How to Do:

· In a major medical emergency, call 911.

· Be sure to identify yourself and give the location of the emergency.

· As soon as possible, notify Campus Security and/or the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety.

· If the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety is not available, notify the Executive Vice President as soon as possible.

 

1. In case of minor injury or illness, contact Campus Security. Then, provide first aid care to the extent you are able and willing.

2. Use only sterile first aid materials. First aid kits are located in the chemistry laboratories (MH 302 and MH 303), the physics laboratory (MH 305), and the biology laboratories (MH 300 and 304), and in the Sports Medicine Center. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located in the Dallas Floyd Gymnasium Hallway (off the main lobby next to the trophy case), in the main lobby of Memorial Hall, in the Sports Medicine Center, and in Phoenix Plaza in the Weight Room.

3. In case of serious injury or illness, qualified personnel should quickly perform the following steps:

a. Keep the victim still and comfortable. DO NOT MOVE THE VICTIM.

b. Ask victim, “Are you okay?” and “What is wrong?”

c. Check breathing and give artificial respiration if necessary and qualified to do so.

d. Control serious bleeding by direct pressure on the wound. Be sure to wear surgical gloves when aiding a bleeding person. These gloves should be found in your desk drawer, with the department secretary or in the custodian closet. If you need a pair of gloves for your desk, please contact a member of the Emergency Services and Safety Committee.

e. Continue to assist the victim until help arrives.

4. All accidents and incidents must be reported immediately to Campus Security.

5. All accidents involving employees must be reported to the Office of Human Resources.

6. Hospital Emergency Room Service - Service for students is provided by agreement (students will be billed subsequently for services provided), and for faculty and staff under the terms of their group hospitalization insurance. Students must have a current Cumberland identification card. Service is available at the University Medical Center.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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