LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL EMERGENCY:
- Call 911. Tell them exactly where you are on campus and the nature of the emergency. You may also contact Campus Safety to notify them of the situation.
- Automatic defibrillatorsare located at the Cheel Info Desk, FitnessCenterDesk, and Campus Safety & Security vehicle.
FOR ALL NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES:
- Obtain medical attention
- Students report to the Student Health Center in Hamlin-Powers Center, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (x6633)
- Faculty and staff should seek medical attention at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
- Report incident to supervisor. Submit an incident report to Campus Safety & Security.
- Notify Campus Safety & Security immediately for a chemical, biological or radioactive exposure.
|Minor cuts and punctures||Vigorously wash injury with soap and water for several minutes.|
|Major cuts and abrasions||If the person is bleeding profusely, Call 911. Keep victim lying down and raise the bleeding part higher than the rest of the body if the cut is severe.|
|Impalement by foreign object||DO NOT REMOVE THE OBJECT. Seek medical attention immediately.|
|Splash in eye||Using an emergency eye wash, immediately flush eye with water continuously for 15 minutes. Hold the eyelid open.|
|Contamination to the body||Using an emergency shower, immediately remove contaminated clothing and drench skin with water. Flush area for 15 minutes. Conventional showers may be used in available areas.|
|Thermal burns||If skin is unbroken, submerge the burned area in clean water. Do not break any blisters, or use any medication.|
|Poisoning by ingestion||Do not induce vomiting. Supply the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for emergency personnel. IF THE VICTIM IS UNCONSCIOUS, Call 911.|
|Poisoning by inhalation||Do not become a victim yourself by exposure to the same poison while rescuing the victim. Call 911. Where possible, transport victim to uncontaminated air immediately. IF THE VICTIM IS UNCONSCIOUS, Call 911.|
|Clothing fire||Immediately DROP TO THE FLOOR AND ROLL. If someone else’s clothing catches fire, knock that person to the floor and roll them around to smother the flames. A person may panic if his/her clothing catches fire and may run. This can result in more severe burn injuries.|