Medical Emergencies

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:


  1. 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.

  2. Assess the situation – quickly determine if victim is breathing and has a pulse.

  3. 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.

  4. Have someone waiting at the entrance to direct emergency personnel to the victim(s).

  5. Offer first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/ automated external defibrillator (AED) if trained, willing to do so, and aid is needed and allowed.

  6. Follow any further instructions received from emergency personnel.

  7. 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

    • University Police at 715-346-3456 or
    • Risk Management at 715-346-2320 for information regarding medical attention and injury reporting.

  8. Do not drive a medical emergency victim to the hospital or allow them to drive.

Completion of Post Injury Reports

Work-related injuries - Supervisors complete with employee the worker's compensation reports. See Injury Reporting Procedure for details. Contact 715-346-2618 for assistance.

Non-employee injuries - Complete the online non-employee accident/injury report form. Contact 715-346-2320 for assistance.

​Medical Emergency?

Call 9-1-1

University Police


Student Health Service

Hours: M-F 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: 715-346-4646
Delzell Hall, 1st Floor,
910 Fremont St

Saint Michael's Hospital


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Page last reviewed: August 19, 2019

Page last updated: October 16, 2019