Alcohol Safety

gatorsafe_icon_web_ALCOHOLSAFETYIn case of an alcohol or other drug-related emergency:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Stay with the individual until public safety officials arrive
  • Do not try to give the individual anything to eat or drink
  • Be prepared to give information on the amount and type of alcohol or substance consumed
  • At UF, the Medical Amnesty Policy protects you and your friend from conduct action. When in doubt, always call for help!

The signs or symptoms of alcohol poisoning include (not all of these need to be present):

  • Confusion or stupor
  • Vomiting while passed out, not waking up after vomiting, or incoherent while vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Breathing is slow (less than 8 breaths per minute) or irregular, with 10 seconds or more between breaths
  • Weak pulse, very rapid pulse, or very slow pulse
  • Cold, clammy, pale, or bluish skin
  • Loss of consciousness: inability to wake a person with loud shouting or inability of a person to remain awake for more than 2-3 minutes or to carry on a coherent conversation when awake (semi-conscious)

Source: Dean of Students Office

Additional information available at:

UF Medical Amnesty Policy

http://gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu/health_topic/alcohol_and_other_drugs

Version Date: August 2016