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MEDICAL EMERGENCY PROTOCOL
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Any accident or acute life-threatening illness occurring during office hours, including evenings MUST be reported to the Student Health Services.  Student Health Services may be consulted at anytime to participate in the decision to refer medical treatment outside of Student Health Services.  A member of the professional staff will be available to participate in this decision.  All reasonable efforts for a member of the professional staff to respond to life threatening emergencies will be made.

FOR LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES:

CALL AN EMS AMBULANCE FIRST AT 911,

THEN IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES and CAMPUS POLICE

 

FOR NON LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES AND
NON-EMERGENCIES

  Student Health Services may be called for a recommendation with regard to management of the emergency.  The professional staff will be available to participate in the decision as to the proper location for treatment, i.e., whether care should be rendered at the Student Health Services, an off-campus physician’s office or an emergency room. 

EMS CONTACT

  1. Direct Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the appropriate entry   streets which are closest to the emergency site,
  2. Identify the building, floor, and room number, and
  3. University police will provide a visible officer outside the receiving building to facilitate direction of EMS personnel to the emergency site.

IF THE SITUATION IS LIFE-THREATENING, CALL AN AMBULANCE FIRST – (911), THEN, NOTIFY THE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES.

EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION

  1. Transportation, if necessary, is available to an off-campus facility by cab or ambulance.  (Campus Police may be utilized to transport an individual with a non-emergent condition if an officer is available).
  2. The transportation fee is the student’s responsibility in any situation.

ON CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION

  1. A student who is ill/injured and is unable to get to the Student Health Services may call the clinic or Campus Police.  Campus Police will bring a nurse to the site and transport nurse and student to the Student Health Services.  This service is reserved only for situations where the student is too ill/injured to ambulate or drive himself to the Student Health Services.
  2. Laboratory and diagnostic imagery services are available at off-campus sites.  Expenses incurred are the responsibility of the student or his/her insurance.
 
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