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Medical Emergency Response Procedures


A medical emergency is an injury or illness that is acute and poses an immediate threat to a person’s life or long-term health. See the information below for detailed procedures for medical-related emergencies:

  • Medical Emergency

    Severe Injuries

    • Call 9-1-1 to report the incident and request medical assistance.
    • Notify University Police at 325-942-2071.
    • If there is no immediate danger to you or the victim, stay with the victim until help arrives.
  • Victim Assistance
    • Request assistance from others to make notifications and/or help treat the injured.
    • Administer first aid/emergency treatment to the extent at which you have been trained and/or are comfortable.
      • Prevent heavy blood loss
      • Maintain breathing
      • Treat for shock
    • If you suspect a back or neck injury, do not move the person unless the situation is life threatening (i.e., a building collapse). Symptoms of head, neck or back injury are:
      • Complaints of severe pain in neck or back
      • Complaints of weakness, numbness or paralysis, or lack of control of limbs
      • Ongoing changes to levels of consciousness

    Report all accidents/incidents to Environmental Health and Safety.

  • Electrical Shock

    Electrical Shock

    • Immediately call 9-1-1 to request medical response.
    • Request that someone bring the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED) unit to the scene.
    • Do not touch the person until he/she has been separated from the electrical source.
      • Turn off power via circuit breaker, fuse box or switch.
      • If unsafe/unable to turn off power, separate the person from current using a non-conductive item.
      • Do not attempt to turn off or separate the person from a high voltage source.
    • Administer first aid/emergency treatment to the extent at which you have been trained and/or are comfortable.
      • If the victim stops or has stopped breathing, administer CPR.
      • If the heart has stopped beating, turn on the AED unit and follow audio instructions.
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Notify University Police and Environmental Health and Safety at 325-942-2180.
    • Refer those requiring medical treatment:

Emergency Contacts

Dial 9-1-1

University Police: 
Dial 325-942-2071

Facility Emergency:
Dial 325-942-2355


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