Do not move a seriously injured person unless there is a life threatening situation.
Call the Department of Public Safety at X2555 from a campus phone or 610-527-1038
from any other phone
Give your location and as much information as possible regarding the nature of the injury or illness, whether or not the victim is conscious, etc. Do not hang up until directed to do so by the officer. Tell the officer if you have called 911.
Return to the victim and keep the victim as calm and comfortable as possible.
Remain with the victim until emergency personnel arrive.
If you provide first aid, consider the following:
- Is immediate action needed in order to save a life?
- Will I place myself in harm or jeopardy?
First aid is just that. Do not jeopardize your health or the health of the patient. Wait for
professional help if you are not able to provide proper first aid safely.
Handling Alcohol Emergencies:
A potentially dangerous situation exists whenever an individual consumes too much
alcohol. A high blood alcohol concentration level can result in bizarre, unpredictable
behavior, unconsciousness or death. The degree of danger depends on the person’s size, what and how much the person drank, over what time period, if the person took drugs in addition to alcohol, and other circumstances.
Call the Department of Public Safety at x2555 or (610) 527-1038 to GET HELP IMMEDIATELY if the person:
Cannot be roused by shaking or shouting.
Has shallow or irregular breathing or if the rate is less than 12 breaths per minute.
Drank alcohol in combination with a sedative or tranquilizer.
Sustained a blow to the head or any injury that caused bleeding.
Has cold, clammy and/or blush skin.
Drank a large quantity.
Is disoriented, incoherent, or has collapsed