Environmental Health & Safety

Medical Emergencies and First Aid

Immediate Actions

General steps in medical emergencies

  • Check the scene to see that it is safe, and that you and victim are not in danger
  • Call 911 (or ask someone to call 911) to request medical assistance; state the type of medical emergency it appears to be (cut, head injury, heart attack, etc.)
  • Get office First Aid Kit and use needed supplies as directed or to the level of your first aid training
  • Retrieve and use any other appropriate and available emergency medical equipment (e.g., automatic external defibrillator (AED))
  • Remain calm and reassure the victim while waiting for emergency personnel

Additional Information / Follow Up Activities

  • Report any injury to your immediate supervisor
  • Replace any materials used from the First Aid Kit
  • Do not move the victim if unsure about head / neck injury

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