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Medical Emergencies

If someone is injured or becomes ill:

  • Stay Calm
  • Dial 911 and explain the type of emergency, the location, condition, and number of victims
  • Let the dispatcher know of any safety hazards - chemical spill, fire, fumes, etc.
  • Be sure to tell the dispatcher if the person is unconscious, not breathing, is bleeding profusely or has chest pain
  • Do not hang up unless told to do so by the dispatcher
  • Do not move the victim unless there is danger of further injury if s/he is not moved
  • Render first-aid or CPR only if you have been trained
  • Do not leave the injured person except to summon help
  • Comfort the victim until emergency medical services arrive
  • Have someone stand by outside the building to flag down the ambulance and/or Safety and Security when they reach the vicinity

Responding Safety and Security Officers are trained in CPR and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Officers may respond accompanied by members of the Dartmouth EMS, a student-run non-transport Basic Life Support (BLS) squad who are trained as EMT-Basics and as First Responders.

All emergency medical transports are done by the Hanover Fire Department, and the Department of Safety and Security provides non-emergency medical transports to Dick’s House (Dartmouth College Health Service) and, at times, to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC).

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Last Updated: 9/2/09