Seizure, Stroke, Chest Pain, Bleeding, Trouble Breathing, Choking
If you see someone in the medical distress or for any medical emergency DIAL 9-1-1 immediately. Below are additional response guildlines:
DIAL 9-1-1 (or designate someone). State your name, the location, nature and severity of the medical/emotional emergency. If available, have someone remain with the victim while the call is made.
STAY ON THE LINE: The 911 emergency dispatcher may give you some first aid instructions to perform on the patient prior to the arrival of emergency personnel.
Assess the situation – quickly determine if victim is breathing and has a pulse.
Keep area clear. In general, victims should not be moved unless other hazards pose an immediate threat to life. If possible, have someone stay with the victim.
Have someone waiting at the entrance to direct emergency personnel to the victim(s).
Offer first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/ automated external defibrillator (AED) if trained, willing to do so, and aid is needed and allowed.
- Follow any further instructions received from emergency personnel.
- Use protective equipment if possible and refer to the
UW-Stevens Point Bloodborne Pathogens policy for any cleanup procedures if bodily fluids are present.
If you may have been exposed to blood or other infectious materials through the provision of first aid or through a needle stick, contact Risk Management for information regarding medical attention and injury reporting.
- Do not drive a medical emergency victim to the hospital or allow them to drive.
Completion of Post Injury Reports
Work-related injuries - Supervisors, together with the employee, must complete the worker's compensation reports. Contact Human Resources for assistance.
Non-employee injuries - Complete the online
non-employee accident/injury report form. Contact Risk Management for assistance.