IF MEDICAL ATTENTION IS NEEDED
- REMAIN CALM.
- Call 911 and report the emergency.
Request an ambulance be sent.
- Send someone to meet the EMS
and rescue crews at the street.
- Do not move the person unless
there is a threat to life to leave
them in that location.
- Provide as much information to the
dispatcher regarding the illness/injury
as possible (nature of injury, location
of person, age of person, etc.).
- If trained to administer first aid, such
as bleeding control and CPR, do so.
- Be sure to wear personal protective
equipment. Be aware of hazards
associated with blood-borne pathogens.
- Do not come into contact
with body fluids.
- If exposed to suspected infectious
materials, wash the exposed area
thoroughly with soap and water
and seek medical attention.
- 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 and safety.
- Remain with the party until help arrives.
- Comfort the patient and reassure them
that medical assistance is on the way.
- If the medical emergency is related to
an on-the-job injury or a visitor injury/accident, notify Risk Management &
Safety at (334) 844-4870 of this incident
as soon as possible after the victim has been transported by the ambulance.
Last Updated: Sept. 29, 2010