- 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
- 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 awaken 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
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Version Date: August 2016