Medical Emergency – General

gatorsafe_icon_web_MEDICALEMERGIf 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 type of emergency and available, deploy AED.
  • Have someone meet and escort public safety officials to the victim.
  • Provide public safety officials with all known information about the incident.
  • 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.

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

Resources:

Injury/Medical Assistance

Worker’s Compensation Information

Student Health Care Center – Emergencies and Urgent Care

AED Procedures and Information for UF Facilities

Version Date: 05/2021