Medical Emergency

A medical emergency is an injury or illness that is acute and poses an immediate threat to a person’s life or
long term health.

After you have called 911, there are several things you can do until Emergency Responders arrive. These
simple procedures will greatly aid the Emergency Responders and the patient they will treat.

  • Notify Campus Police at (304) 367-4357 immediately.
  • Provide first aid to the best of your ability (if trained).
  • Use universal precautions to prevent your exposure to bodily fluids.
  • Refrain from moving the patient unless it is absolutely necessary for safety reasons.
  • If you determine that the patient has no pulse and is not breathing, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but only if you have been trained in this life saving technique.
  • Stay calm. Then reassure the patient that help is on the way.
  • Make the patient as comfortable as possible.
  • If possible, identify any medication the patient is prescribed.
  • If not able to assist medically, keep clear of the area for emergency personnel.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

AED Stationary Locations:

  • Alumni Center
  • Bryant Place
  • Morrow Hall
  • Prichard hall
  • Pence Hall
  • University Terrace-- Main Hall, west building
  • Student Health - Nurses Station (3rd floor of Falcon Center)
  • Department of Public Safety Office (102 Wallman Hall)