Medical Emergencies


What to do when there is an injury or illness


Medical Emergency: Call 9-1-1

USD Police Department: 605-658-6199 non-emergency

  1. Remain calm, initiate lifesaving measures if necessary
    • Do not move injured person unless there is danger for further harm.
  2. Call 9-1-1 for emergency medical assistance.
  3. Call out for help so others nearby can respond to the incident
    • Call or send someone to call 9-1-1 for Emergency Medical services (dial 9-1-1).
    • Give your name, location, and telephone number. Provide as much information as possible regarding the nature of the injury, or illness, and whether or not the victim is conscious, etc.
  4. Provide first-aid
    • Administer first aid (if properly trained)
    • Keep the victim as comfortable as possible
    • Remain with the victim until the assistance arrives
    • DO NOT give fluids or food unless authorized by a medical provider
    • Protect yourself from potential blood-borne pathogens (human blood and other body fluids.)
    • Protect yourself against exposure to hazardous materials. Consult the Safety Data Sheet and wear appropriate personnel protective equipment
  5. Send someone to meet the ambulance and guide it to the patient
  6. Assist law enforcement/EMS as you are able/directed
  7. If an employee is injured on the job, please visit Reporting an Injury - First Report of Injury – Worker’s Compensation.

Please contact University Police if you need further assistance

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