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The First Aid provides the procedure for responding
to accidents where an injury or illness has occurred. The Policy on First
Aid is as follows:
- When immediate first aid is needed because of
an injury or illness, call 911, then if there are qualified first aiders
in your building, seek their assistance. First aiders may render aid for
life-threatening conditions such as stopped breathing or excessive bleeding;
treatment such as bandaging or splinting should not be attempted except
under the supervision of proctors or medical personnel. All proctors are
trained first aiders rendering this service as part of their job duties.
- Persons with injuries or illnesses, which require
emergency department facilities for treatment, are to be transported directly
to the medical center.
- All first aid supplies maintained by University
departments and offices must be kept in sanitary condition. These supplies
must be limited to simple household supplies such as band-aids and sterile
gauze pads of various sizes which can be used to help in controlling heavy
bleeding. In addition, the following personal protective materials are
required and should be used when there is potential for exposure to blood
or other body fluids.
- Persons who wish to acquire first aid or CPR
training are encouraged to avail themselves of local resources such as
the Red Cross, local first aid squads, or University programs when offered.