Emergency Information

Burns

  • Call for HELP - Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911
  • Immerse burned area in cool water; flood chemical burn with cool water for 20min
  • Do not apply uncovered ice directly to burn. Do not apply butter or ointment to the burn.
  • Cover burn with clean dry bandages
  • Keep victim quite and comfortable

When to call 911:

  • Involve trouble breathing
  • Cover more than one body part or 10% of body surface
  • Are located on the head, neck, hands, feet or genitals
  • Area result from chemicals, explosions, or electricity

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Choking

  • Call for HELP - Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911
  • Stand behind the victim, place thumb inside of your fist against middle of victim's abdomen, just above navel.
  • Grasp fist with other hand and bgive a quick upward thrusts until object is coughed up & victim breaths on their own or becomes unconscious

If the person becomes unconscious:

  • Protecting the head, gently lower victim to the ground
  • Tilt head back, lift chin, pinch nose shut, give 2 slow breaths until the victim's chest rises
  • If chest doesn't rise, reposition airway and reattempt breaths

If breaths still do not go in:

  • Positing your hand center of victim's chest of breastbone
  • Position your shoulders over your hands
  • Compress chest 15 times in about a 10 second span
  • List lower and and tongue and look for objects in mouth; if object in mouth, remove with fingers
  • Tilt head back, lift chin, pinch nose shut, give 2 slow breaths

If breaths still do not go in:

  • Continue 15 chest compressions, and checking for object in mouth
  • Give 2 rescue breaths until chest rises, victim starts breathing or emergency medical personnel arrive

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CPR

Bystander Compression-Only CPR

  • Direct someone to call for HELP - Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205, 911 and retrieve an AED
  • Place heel of your hand on patients breastbone (try to avoid pressing directly on the bottom of the breastbone)
  • Keep elbows locked and arms straight, push down firmly 2 inches with only heel of hand touching chest
  • Release
  • Repeat until help arrives. Aim for 100 compressions per minute.

AED's are located:

  • SLO Campus: Student Health Center, Campus Police, Lifeguard station at the Pool
  • North County Campus": Student Health Center

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Fainting, Unconsciousness, Shock

  • Call for HELP - Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911
  • Have victim lie down & rest
  • Keep victim comfortable
  • Ask/look for emergency medical ID
  • Treat other injuries as necessary

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Fractures & Sprains

  • Callf or HELP - Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911
  • Keep victim still
  • Immobilize the injured body part
  • Apply ice or cold back for swelling and to reduce pain
  • Place a towel/cloth between the source of cold and the skin

Injuries to head, neck, or back: DO NOT MOVE VICTIM UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

  • Minimize movement of the victim's head, neck or back.
  • Maintain an open airway
  • Have victim remain in position your him/her in.
  • Monitor airway, breathing and heart rate

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Heart Attack

  • Call for HELP- Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911
  • Help victim rest in comfortable positions; sitting position make breathing easier
  • Ask/Look for emergency medical ID
  • Assist with prescribed medication
  • Be prepared to give CPR

If victim is not breathing:

  • Call for HELP- Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911
  • Request and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Immediately begin Rescue Breathing
  • If you cannot detect a heart rate - begin CPR

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Rescue Breathing

  • Call for HELP: Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 or (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911
  • Tilt victim's head back and & open airway
  • Close victim's nostrils with your fingers
  • Take a deep breath & place your mouth over the victim's
  • Look at the victim's chest rise & give 2 slow breaths - watch chest rise
  • You should see chest rise & hear air escaping
  • Continue until help arrives
  • Check victim's pulse
  • Refer to Heart Attack if no pulse
  • Repeat single breath every 5 seconds
  • If you don't hear air escaping, airway is blocked - Refer to Choking
  • If victim vomits, turn them on theirside and sweep mouth clear of vomit

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Seizures

  • Call for HELP- Campus Police x3911 or (805) 546-3205 (SLO), x4911 (805) 591-6205 (NCC), 911

During Seizures (until help arrives)

  • Let the seizure run its course
  • Help victim lie down/keep from falling
  • Remove nearby objects that may cause injury
  • Loosen restrictive clothing
  • DO NOT use force or attempt to restrain a seizure victim
  • DO NOT attempt to force anything into the victim's mouth.

After Seizure

  • Check to see if breathing. If not, begin Rescue Breathing
  • If no heartbeat, begin CPR
  • Check for Medic Alert bracelet or necklace
  • Comfort the person
  • Stay until the person is fully conscious

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