Medical and First Aid

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  1. If a serious injury or illness occurs, call the UIS Police Department at 206-7777 or 911. Give your name, describe the nature and severity of the medical problems, and the campus location of the victim.

Note: UISPD has a direct line to paramedics and ambulance service and can render first aid and CPR.

  1. In case of minor injury or illness, provide first aid care. Use the first aid materials located in the building (if available).
  1. In case of serious injury or illness, quickly perform the following steps:
    1. Keep victim still and comfortable. Do Not Move Victim.
    2. Ask victim, “Are you okay?” and “What is wrong?”
    3. Check breathing and conditions of victim.
    4. Control serious bleeding by direct pressure on the wound.
    5. Provide assistance to the victim until help arrives.
    6. Look for emergency medical I.D. Question witnesses and give all information to UISPD.
    7. Call 206-7777 or 911.
  1. Call Campus Office of Health Services, 6-6676, if injury or illness is minor.

Be sure to restock first aid supply kits as materials are used.


Poisoning and Overdose

  • Stay with victim and assist as necessary.
  • If choking, lower victim’s head.

Choking

  • Check victim’s mouth and clear of foreign matter.
  • Use abdominal thrusts if trained to do so.

Fainting, Unconsciousness and Shock

  • Have victim lie or sit down and rest.

Severe Bleeding and Wounds

  • Apply direct pressure on wound (until help arrives) using a clean cloth or hand.

Heart Attack

  • Place victim lying down on back.
  • Give resuscitation or CPR as necessary, if trained to do so.
  • Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), if available, and only if you have been trained to use one.

Burns, Thermal and Chemical

  • Flood chemical burn with cool water.
  • Cover burn with dry bandage.
  • Keep victim quiet and comfortable.

Fractures and Sprains

  • Keep victim still.
  • Keep injured area immobile.

Note: Professional medical care should be sought after first aid is given.