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Emergency and First Aid
Student Health Services - Primary Care

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Welcome: EMERGENCY INFORMATION & FIRST AID

 

DISCLOSURE:

This information is provided to assist students, staff and faculty
BEFORE a true medical emergency or first aid information is needed.
Being prepared can save time, and assist in handling situations calmly and effectively.

Do Not Take This Information As Medical Advice. This Web Site Is For Educational Purposes Only! Always Seek Professional Medical Advice!

If you have any doubts as to whether your condition is a medical emergency, call 9911.


In Case of an EMERGENCY
Call 9911

Be Prepared to Give:
Campus, Building and Room Number
Patients Name
A Summary of the Situation
Notify if the emergency is in need of a psychiatric evaluation

Do Not Hang Up!

If possible send someone else to call and to direct police into immediate location.

Anaphilaxis
Animal Bites
Asthma
Black Eye
Bleeding
Blisters
Bruise
Burns
Chemical Splash
Chest Pain
Choking
Dental Emergency
Diabetic Information
Dislocation
Other
Other
Other
Other
Other

 

We encourage CPR and First Aid Training through the
American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org


 or


 the American Red Cross
www.RedCross.org

 

This website has various links to access information relevant to different types of emergencies and first aid situations.  Please feel free to direct questions and comments or concerns regarding the information directly to Student Health Services


LAC (562) 938-4210
PCC (562) 938-3992

Other
Other
Electric Shock
Eye Emergency
Fainting
Fever
Food Poisoning
Fractures
Gastroenteritis
Head Pain
Head Trauma
Heart Attack
Heat Exhaustion
Human Bites
Hypoglycemia
 
Hypothermia


When

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You should seek emergency medical treatment for the following conditions:

  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Signs of heart attack that last two minutes or more (sudden chest pain with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness)
  • Signs of a stroke (sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, usually on one sign of the body; difficulty speaking or understanding language; decreased or blurred vision in one or both eyes; sudden, severe headaches; unexplained loss of balance or dizziness)
  • Bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure
  • Sudden severe pain
  • A major injury, such as head trauma
  • Fainting
  • Unexplained stupor drowsiness or disorientation
  • Not being able to move or speak
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Choking
  • Poisoning (call your local poison control center,1-800-222-1222, first and ask for immediate home treatment advice
  • A severe or worsening reaction to an insect bite or sting or to a medication especially if breathing is difficult
  • Suicidal or homicidal feeling
  • Broken bone

 

“Probably Do Not Call”
The following conditions probably do
not warrant a trip to the ER

  • Earache, colds, cough, sore throat, flu
  • Minor cuts where bleeding is controlled
  • A minor dog or animal bite where bleeding is controlled, but see your doctor
  • Muscle sprain
  • Sunburn or minor burn from cooking
  • An insect sting or delayed swelling from a sting (without breathing difficulty)
  • A skin rash
  • Low grade fever
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

 

Insect Bite and Stings
Motion Sickness
Nose Bleed
Poisoning
Rape
Seizure
Shock
Splinting
Sprain and Strain
Stroke
Suicide
Sun Burn
Wound Care
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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