Medical Emergency

  • CALL 911 immediately.
  • Provide the emergency dispatcher with your name, location, number of people injured, and a description of the medical emergency.
  • Stay on the phone for instructions of how you can assist.
  • Send a responsible person to meet first responders outside of the building on the street to lead the emergency responders back to the injured individual(s).
  • Do not move the person unless there is an immediate threat to the injured person in that location.
  • Be sure to wear personal protective equipment and avoid body fluids.
  • Provide aid to the level of your training.
  • UGA has many campus buildings equipped with a number of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Visit the AED map or download the UGA Safe app to find the current locations.
  • For life threatening bleeding, Stop the Bleed kits are located in all AED cabinets.
  • Some campus buildings are equipped with a naloxone ONEbox for use during a suspected opioid overdose.
  • Report the medical injury to your supervisor once the victim receives professional medical attention – see additional instructions under “After the Emergency” tab.
A female student in the library talking about what to do in a medical emergency

What to do in a medical emergency

Emergency Preparedness is Everyone’s Responsibility