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Medical Emergencies

  • Quickly assess the scene for safety
    • Downed power lines
    • Unusual odors
    • Dangerous objects or violence
    • Observe how the injured person is behaving
    • Look for any emergency medical ID bracelets or necklaces
  • If the person is conscious, ask for the following:
    • Name
    • Symptoms
    • What happened leading to the injury
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Past medical concerns
    • Last time they ate food and drank water
  • Send someone to get first aid kit for bleeding or other surface injuries.
    • If there is bleeding, apply pressure to the wound
    • Never move the person unless the scene becomes unsafe
  • Send someone to get AED for cardiac arrest, not breathing or no pulse.
  • Only trained and certified personnel should provide first aid treatment such as CPR and AED. Whomever provides treatment should document their steps. Whomever has the highest level of training should take control of the scene.
  • Call Indiana Tech Safety and Security
    Office: 260-422-5561 Ext 2230
    Direct: 260-399-2805
    Cell: 260-740-6642
  • Provide the injured person’s name, injury description, location, and any aid being provided
  • Call 911 if there is an immediate concern for loss of life