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Medical Emergency - 203.3

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Medical Emergency
Policy Number: 203.3
Effective Date: August 1, 2009
 

Policy:

In the following situations, follow the appropriate instructions:

  1. MAJOR ACCIDENTS OR ILLNESSES:
    1. CALL 911 or have someone else call 911 while you stay with the person!
    2. Provide 911 with the following information: Is the person conscious or unconscious / what happened / location.
    3. Call UALR Department of Public Safety (DPS) or ask someone else to call: 501.569.3400.
    4. Ask someone to stand outside to direct emergency personnel to the scene until a Public Safety officer arrives.
  2. MINOR ACCIDENTS OR ILLNESSES:
    1. If someone becomes ill or is injured during business hours, accompany the sick or injured person to Health Services, DSC 102.
    2. If the person is unable to walk, send someone to Health Services to pick up a wheelchair to transport them.
    3. For minor cuts or burns, have the person wash his or 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.
  3. SEIZURES:
    1. Don’t panic – seizures are usually short and not life threatening.
    2. 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.
    3. If the person does not IMMEDIATELY regain consciousness, call 911 and UALR DPS (501.569.3400).
    4. 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 and out or tilt the head back. If the person does not start breathing, call 911 and UALR DPS.
    5. Ask someone to stand outside to direct emergency personnel to the scene until a Public Safety officer arrives.
    6. 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.
  4. WORK RELATED ACCIDENTS:
      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 within 48 hours.) 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.
  5. FIRE ALARMS:
      Should a power loss, fire, or any other condition arise which warrants evacuation of the building,

    1. Do not use elevators.
    2. 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.
  6. Contact Information:

    STAFF: Marie Sandusky, APN/Director ♦ Chanell Smith, RN ♦ Charlotte Beck, Office AdministratorLOCATION: Donaghey Student Center, Suite 102

    HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Tuesday evenings by appointment

    PHONE/FAX: 501.569.3188/501.683.7654

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT HEALTH SERVICES DOES NOT MAKE EMERGENCY VISITS ON CAMPUS.



    Source: UALR Emergency Management Plan 2009
    Revised: August 1, 2009
    Approved By: Dr. Joel Anderson, Aug. 1, 2009
    Custodian: Health Services

Updated 9.9.2013