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Medical Emergencies

  • Dial 9-1-1.
    Tell the dispatcher:
    • *Location of the patient (building & room number).
    • *Name and condition of the patient (alert, conscious, breathing).
  • Remain on the phone with the dispatcher until help arrives.
  • Check for medical alert bracelets or necklaces.
  • If possible, arrange to have someone meet EMS personnel to direct them to the location of the patient.
  • Provide first aid to the best of your ability.
  • Use precautions to prevent exposure to bodily fluids.
  • If you determine that the patient does not have a pulse and is not breathing, begin CPR, but only if you have been trained in this life saving technique. Also, check around for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).