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Medical Emergencies

If you become aware of a seriously ill or injured person, you should:

  • Call 9-1-1 right away.
  • Be prepared to provide:
    –Nature of the illness or injury
    –Location of victim: Street address and room number
    –Status of victim: conscious, breathing, bleeding
    –Victim’s injury if known
    –Hazardous materials involved
  • Do not attempt to move the victim unless she/he is in danger of further injury
  • Properly trained individuals should:
    – Begin CPR if necessary
    –Commence first aid, particularly to stop heavy bleeding, while waiting for further assistance
  • If alcohol poisoning is suspected:
    –Keep victim awake
    –Turn on his/her side
    –Contact University Security & Police at 426-6911
  • Remain with the person until the police or emergency medical personnel arrive.

If the injured person is a Boise State University employee, contact their supervisor as soon as possible.  If it is after hours or on the weekend, call  University Security Dispatch at 426-6911 and they can locate a specific faculty or staff member and leave them a message.

If you were the injured person, go to Work Related Injury or Illness response checklist for more information on what to do.