Pro-Medical Emergencies

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PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE NAME

Medical Emergencies

EFFECTIVE DATE

January, 2003

PROCEDURE NUMBER

DEHS-Emergency-3

PROCEDURE APPLICABILITY

This procedure applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).

REASON FOR PROCEDURE

If a member of the campus community becomes seriously ill or injured, they may require the service of the Emergency Medical Services.

PROCEDURE STATEMENT
  • Do not move a seriously injured person unless he or she is in a life-threatening situation. 
  • Render first-aid or CPR only if you have been trained. 
  • Do not leave the injured person except to summon help. 
  • Summon help by calling local emergency medical services at 911.  
  • When reporting the medical emergency, provide the following information: 
    • Type of emergency 
    • Location of the victim 
    • Condition of the victim 
    • Any dangerous conditions 
  • Comfort the victim until emergency medical services arrive. 
  • Have someone stand by outside the building to flag down the ambulance when it reaches the vicinity. 
  • If you are exposed to another person’s body fluids, wash the exposed area and contact your supervisor or the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 502-852-6670.
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health & Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY  40292
502-852-6670
dehs@louisville.edu 

HISTORY

Revision Date(s): June 30, 2016

Reviewed Date(s): June 2014

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