Medical Emergencies

1. Do not move a seriously injured person unless they are in a threatening situation. If the victim must be moved, move as a unit, always supporting the head and the neck. Do not bend or twist the victim's body. Do not approach victims of electrocution or toxic exposure unless they are clearly away from hazard.

2. Call 911

Be prepared to give the following information:

  • Where emergency is
  • What happened
  • As much information about the Victim(s) as you can provide
  • How many need help
  • What is being done

DO NOT hang up until instructed to do so by the dispatcher (to avoid giving incomplete information).

3. Stay with victim until help arrives.

4. Restore or maintain breathing and heartbeat. Send someone for the nearest Automated External Defibrillator if possible and needed.

5. Stop severe bleeding with direct pressure when possible.

6. Keep victim warm.

Remember Universal Precautions (protect yourself from blood and body fluids)