With more serious injuries or illnesses, call 911 and Public Safety for assistance ON-CAMPUS at 2515 or OFF CAMPUS at 282-2515.
AEDs are located in
most buildings of campus. Learn where the AED in your
building is located.
Have a bystander wait
at the entrance of the building to show the EMTs where the
patient is located.
When the dispatcher answers be ready
to give your name, describe the nature and severity of the
injury or illness, and the location of the victim.
first aid must be aware of the possible life threatening
effects of pathogens as a result of exposure to bodily
Always take precautions
and wear gloves and use a mouth to mouth piece for CPR if
Life saving techniques should be administered according to current Red Cross guidelines to avoid exposure to pathogens.
Do not attempt procedures or techniques beyond your abilities or training.In the most common case of a minor injury or illness provide first aid care only to the extent of your training (Red Cross First Aid, CPR, etc.).
In the case of serious injury, trained personnel should quickly perform the following steps:
- Do not move the victim unless imminent danger exists. Examples include: fire structural damage, chemical spills, toxic fumes, explosion danger, etc.
- Keep the victim still and comfortable.
- Ask the victim, "Are you okay? What is wrong?"
- Check breathing and give artificial respiration if necessary. See current Red Cross guidelines for exposure to pathogens.
- Control bleeding by direct pressure on the wound. See current Red Cross guidelines for exposure to pathogens.
- Look for emergency medical ID on the victim.
- Question witnesses and be ready to give all information to the paramedics when they arrive.
- Stay with the victim until help arrives.
- Tell the EMTs what interventions you
Training is available through the local American Red Cross, and the ISU Wellness Center.