Medical Emergency – General

 

If you encounter someone experiencing a medical emergency (examples: heart attack, loss of consciousness, large loss of blood, or serious accident):

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Unless trained, do not render assistance above basic first aid.
  • If appropriate for the type of emergency and available, deploy AED.
    • AEDs are dispersed throughout campus and can be located on the UF Campus Map or the Gator Safe App.
  • DO NOT jeopardize your health and safety to render care.
  • DO NOT attempt to move the injured/sick person unless they are in immediate danger.
  • Have someone meet and escort public safety officials to the victim.
  • Provide public safety officials with all known information about the incident.

Source: UF Police Department (UFPD)/Gator Emergency Medical Response Unit (GEMRU)

Resources:

EH&S – Injury/Medical Assistance

UFHR – Worker’s Compensation Information

SHCC – Emergencies and Urgent Care

EH&S – AED Procedures and Information for UF Facilities

Version Date: 05/2021