Medical Emergencies

Medical Emergencies

When an injury or illness occurs, evaluate the situation, using COMMON SENSE and initiate appropriate action.

Major conditions:      

Unconsciousness, Difficulty Breathing, Choking, Seizures, Chest Pain, Serious Bleeding, etc.

  • Immediately notify College Police Emergency #5555.  Send someone to meet emergency personnel and direct them to the incident.
  • Provide Dispatcher with:

        Location of emergency

        Type of injury, if known

        Brief description of injured person (gender, age, etc.)

  • Render first aid, as trained.  If possible, during the emergency, determine:

        Does the person have any medical conditions?

        Does the person take any medications?

        Does the person have any allergies?

  • Complete a Safety/Incident Report and distribute as directed.
  • If work related, the Safety Department and Supervisor must be notified as soon as the injured person is receiving medical treatment in order to ensure workers compensation procedures are followed and benefits are not compromised.

Minor conditions:        

Conditions with no Threat to Life or Limb

  • Render aid as trained or direct the person to the nearest First Aid Station.  If needed, accompany the person or send another person with them.
  • Notify the college police at the non-emergency phone, 281-476-1820.
  • Call injured person’s next of kin, if necessary.
  • Complete a Safety/Incident Report and distribute as directed.
  • If work related, the Safety Department and Supervisor must be notified within 24 hours in order to ensure workers compensation procedures are followed and benefits are not compromised.