First Aid Instructions

In All Cases, Notify University Police Department at 911

First Aid and CPR are lifesaving skills. All members of the campus community are encouraged to take First Aid and CPR classes. Use universal precautions for blood borne pathogens.

Poisoning and Overdose

  1. Determine what substance is involved and how it was taken.
  2. Stay with the victim and assist as necessary.

Fainting, Unconsciousness, and Shock

  1. Have the victim lie or sit down and rest.
  2. Keep the victim comfortable, not hot or cold.
  3. Ask or look for an emergency medical I.D. for the victim.
  4. Treat other injuries as necessary.

Burns, Thermal, and Chemical

  1. If burns are caused by dry chemicals, brush off and remove clothing.
  2. Flood the chemical burn with tepid water.
  3. Cover the burn with dry sterile bandage.
  4. Keep the victim quiet and comfortable.

Severe Bleeding and Wounds

  1. Use a clean cloth or gloved hand.
  2. Apply direct pressure on wound.
  3. Apply pressure to a blood vessel, if necessary.
  4. Elevate the body part that is bleeding.
  5. Add more cloth if blood soaks through.
  6. Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.
  7. If the patient loses consciousness, open the patient’s airway and elevate his/her legs.


(Lying Down Patient)
  1. Check the victim’s mouth and clear foreign matter.
  2. Use abdominal thrusts.
(Standing Patient)
  1. If coughing and breathing stay with patient.
  2. If the patient is unable to speak, perform abdominal thrusts.

Heart Attack

  1. Place the victim lying on his/her back.
  2. Give resuscitation or CPR as necessary. If available use Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  3. Keep the victim comfortable, not hot or cold.
  4. Ask or look for an emergency medical I.D. for the victim.

Fractures and Sprains

  1. Keep the victim still.
  2. Keep the injured area immobile.
  3. Use an ice pack if available to reduce swelling.