• 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: 08/14/2022