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Medical Emergency

In the event of a serious injury or illness:

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel or those individuals who are trained by the American Red Cross will provide first aid. Until rescue personnel arrive, administer first aid in the building or, in the event of a complete evacuation, at a designated safe assembly area outside.
  • Call 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from a cell phone immediately if the injury is life threatening. Provide the following information:

    1. Nature of medical emergency.

    2. Location of emergency (address, building, room number).

    3. Your name and the phone number from which you are calling.

  • Do not move victim unless absolutely necessary

  • Call the IUPD at extension 363 from any campus phone to notify them of the medical emergency. They will provide CPR and first aid until professional medical help arrives.

  • Continue to assist the victim until help arrives.

  • Look for emergency medical ID, question witness(es) and give all information to the paramedics.

  • First Aid kits are located in each custodial closet and in all Natural Science laboratories.

  • If personnel trained in first aid are not available, as a minimum, attempt to provide the following assistance:

    • Stop bleeding with firm pressure on the wounds (note: avoid contact with blood or other bodily fluids).

    • Clear the air passages using the Heimlich Maneuver (abdominal thrusts or chest compressions) in case of choking..

  • When rendering assistance to personnel exposed to hazardous materials, consult the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. Attempt first aid ONLY if trained and qualified. Call 911 and refer to Hazardous Substance Spill section of this document.

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