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Health Services

Emergencies

 

MAJOR ACCIDENTS OR ILLNESSES:

  • CALL 911 or have someone else call 911 while you stay with the person!
  • Give 911 the following information: Is the person conscious or unconscious / what happened / location.
  • Call UALR Department of Public Safety (DPS) or ask someone else to call: 569-3400.
  • Ask someone to stand outside to direct emergency personnel to the scene until a Public Safety officer arrives.

MINOR ACCIDENTS OR ILLNESSES:

  • If someone becomes ill or is injured during business hours, accompany them to Health Services, DSC 102.
  • If the person is unable to walk, send someone to Health Services to pick up a wheelchair to transport them.
  • For minor cuts or burns, have the person wash his/her own wounds with soap and cool water.  Cover open wounds with a band-aid. If these supplies are not available, have the person go to Health Services.

SEIZURES:

  • Don’t panic – seizures are usually short and not life threatening.
  • Protect the person – remove chairs or desks; don’t let a crowd form; pad the head with a backpack or coat; lay them on their left side.
  • If the person does not IMMEDIATELY regain consciousness, CALL 911 and UALR DPS (569-3400).Don’t try to force anything into the mouth. If the person is having trouble breathing or is vomiting, open the airway: push the lower jaw up & out or tilt the head back.  If the person does not start breathing, CALL 911 and UALR DPS.
  • Ask someone to stand outside to direct emergency personnel to the scene until a Public Safety officer arrives.
  • Following a seizure, the person may be sleepy or confused.  Do not let them leave the location by themselves.  Accompany them to Health Services or assist them in calling a family member or friend.

In case of a WORK RELATED ACCIDENT, a supervisor and Health Services nurse should be contacted immediately (Paperwork & designated providers list should be obtained from HRS.  Forms must be completed and returned to HRS within 48 hours of the accident).  All non-emergency workplace injuries should be directed to St. Vincent Family Clinic, 4202 S. University (located behind Denny’s).  Individuals seeking emergency care should be directed to St. Vincent Infirmary.

FIRE ALARMS:

Should a power loss, fire, or any other condition arise which warrants evacuation of the building,
•    Do not use elevators.
•    Assist disabled persons to a safe area outside of the building or into a stairwell where they will be evacuated by trained personnel.  Special evacuation chairs are available on the upper floor of many buildings.

PLEASE NOTE:  HEALTH SERVICES DOES NOT MAKE EMERGENCY VISITS ON CAMPUS

Updated 9.4.2012