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Medical Emergencies

You may find yourself in an unexpected situation where you have to help a person in need of medical attention. Start with these steps:

What to Do:

If someone has suffered an injury:

  • Check surrounding area for any dangers. 
  • Call the Department of Public Safety at 609-258-3333, 911 from a campus phone or activate a blue light phone. Stay on the phone while the dispatchers asist you.
  • Do not move the injured person unless there is danger of further harm.
  • If the injured person is bleeding, place a dry cloth on wound with gentle pressure.
  • Keep the injured person warm.

Unconscious Victim:

  • Check surrounding area for any dangers.
  • Call the Department of Public Safety at 609-258-3333, 911 from a campus phone or activate a blue light phone. Stay on the phone while the dispatchers assist you.
  • Check to see if person is responsive.
  • Check to see if person is breathing, including signs of coughing and rising chest.

Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.

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