A medical emergency refers to any situation in which a person(s) requires medical attention or where a death has occurred.
If you are the first person on the scene of a medical emergency:
- Ensure your own safety by making sure that there are no hazards around.
- Administer First Aid if qualified to do so, or call loudly for help.
- When help arrives, ask them to call the First Aid Attendant and/or 911 for an ambulance and report back to you confirming that the First Aid Attendant/ambulance is on the way.
- Stay with the person until the First Aid Attendant/ambulance arrives.
- Complete an Incident Report following the incident.
First Aid Attendant:
- When called, retrieve the First Aid Kit and go to the scene as quickly as possible.
- Assess and attempt to control any hazards within your ability/training.
- Administer First Aid and call for emergency medical services, as required.
- Report relevant information to the Ambulance Attendant, as required.
- Log the incident in the First Aid book and complete any other required reporting (e.g., Workers' Report of Injury in the case of a workplace injury).
- Meet with other First Aid Attendants after any emergency to debrief.
All other Students & Staff:
- Stay away from the area; await instructions.