Medical Emergency

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.