First Aid Instructions

In All Cases Notify the University Police Department at extension 4357 (HELP).

Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation

If you have been trained to do rescue breathing, proceed as trained.

Poisoning and Overdose

  1. Determine what substance is involved and how taken.
  2. Stay with victim and assist as necessary.
  3. If choking, lower victim's head.
  4. Collect remainder of substance.

Fainting, Unconsciousness and Shock

  1. Have victim lie or sit down and rest.
  2. Keep victim comfortable, not hot or cold.
  3. Ask or look for emergency medical I.D.
  4. Treat other injuries as necessary.

Burns, Thermal and Chemical

  1. Remove all affected clothing.
  2. Flood chemical burn with cool water.
  3. Cover burn with dry bandage.
  4. Keep victim quiet and comfortable.

Severe Bleeding and Wounds

  1. Apply direct pressure on wound.
  2. Use clean cloth or hand.
  3. Elevate body part.
  4. Add more cloth if blood soaks through.
  5. Keep pressure on wound until 4357 (HELP) arrives.
  6. Apply pressure to pressure points, if necessary.


  1. Check victim's mouth and clear of foreign matter.
  2. Use abdominal thrusts (only if victim is unconscious).

Heart Attack

  1. Place victim lying down on back.
  2. Give CPR as necessary.
  3. Keep victim comfortable, not hot or cold.
  4. Ask or look for emergency medical I.D.

Fractures and Sprains

  1. Keep victim still.
  2. Keep injured area immobile.

Hypovolemic Shock

  1. Check victim’s airway, breathing and circulation.
  2. Lay victim down on his /her back.
  3. Raise the victim’s legs 8-12 inches.
  4. Prevent body heat loss by wrapping blankets, coats, etc. around victim.

NOTE: Professional Medical Care should be sought after first aid is given for above conditions.

For emergencies dial (911) or (4357) on any campus phone.