What is a Medical Emergency?
A medical emergency is a condition that, if not treated immediately, might cause loss
of life, permanent OR severe disability.
- Insulin Reaction
- Spinal Injury
- Extreme Chest Pain
What is an Urgent Medical Situation?
An injury that result’s in first aid or medical treatment (but not life-threatening)
to the injured person. These conditions are not considered emergencies. The person
is in no danger of loss of life or limb.
- Broken or swollen limb
- Chemical burn
- Heat exhaustion
- Severe cut
First aid kits can be found in each building, and should be used to treat these types
of injuries. If you have been trained in first aid you may render assistance if they
are comfortable in this role.
Medical Emergency Instructions:
- Call 911.
- Give the operator your name and physical address.
- Give the patient’s name and describe the patient’s condition.
- Await instructions from the operator.
- Do not hang up until you are told to do so. Stay on the line until you are released
by the operator.
- Tell the operator how or where the ambulance crew should enter the property and building.
- After tending to the needs of the patient, CALL your supervisor.
- Help the Emergency Medical Services personnel when they arrive by providing any necessary
information regarding the emergency that may be helpful for treating and assessing
- Events leading to present injury or illness
- If medication was in use at the time
If you or someone is having a medical emergency call 911 or local ambulance service
at (563) 425-4300.