Medical Emergencies

Basic Medical Emergency Information

  1. In the event of a medical emergency keep calm, act immediately.
  2. Check the scene for safety. Check the victim for consciousness, breathing, pulse and severe bleeding. Assist victims and remove them from hazards if injuries are minor. Do not move seriously injured victims unless they are in danger of further injury.
  3. Notify persons in adjacent areas of potential hazards.
  4. Care for life-threatening conditions if you have the proper training. If there is no life threatening conditions, provide first aid if you have the proper training;
    Watch for changes in breathing and consciousness;
    Help the victim rest comfortably;
    Keep the victim from getting chilled or overheated; and
    Reassure the victim.
  5. Summon medical help. If possible, do not leave victims alone.
    First, activate the Emergency Medical System by calling 911 from any on-campus, off-campus, or cell phone.
    Second, notify MSUPD - (443)-885-3103 or ext. 3103
  6. Let the Emergency Medical System and University Police know if the victim:
    • Is unconscious;
    • Has trouble breathing;
    • Has chest pain or pressure;
    • Is bleeding severely;
    • Has pressure or pain in the abdomen that does not go away;
    • Is vomiting or passing blood;
    • Has a seizure;
    • Has a severe headache or slurred speech;
    • Appears to have been poisoned;
    • Has injuries to the head, neck, or back; or
    • Has a possible broken bone(s).
  7. Be prepared to give the following information: what happened, number of victims, kind of injury, exact location of the emergency, what help is being given, and your name and phone number.
  8. Do not transport seriously injured persons to the hospital and do not hang up until the dispatcher hangs up.