Workplace Preparedness

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Injuries may be defined as minor and serious. Minor injuries are those such as routine bumps, bruises, cuts, and scrapes that, if work related, are reportable to a supervisor and the Occupational Health Facility at (310) 825-6771. Minor injuries require only basic first aid to prevent further injuries or infections. Serious injuries are defined as illness or other medical emergencies that may be life-threatening and/or require immediate transport of a person to an emergency medical facility.

Actions

  • Survey the scene to determine if it is safe for you to help.
  • Confirm if airway is open and victim is breathing.
    NOTE: If the condition is life-threatening, provide immediate care ONLY if trained to do so - ALWAYS use appropriate barriers (e.g., gloves, pocket mask/shield).
  • For serious injuries, call or direct someone to call 9-1-1 immediately.
    NOTE: For minor injuries and non-emergency medical assistance:
    • Employees: Employees injured on the job will be referred by their supervisor to go to the Occupational Health Facility during work hours (Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), or to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room after hours, weekends, and holidays.
    • Students: Call the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center at (310) 825-4073 (Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), or the 24/7 Nurseline at (877) 351-3457 after hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Stay with the victim until emergency response personnel arrive.
  • Direct someone to meet the responding emergency personnel and assist them by leading them to the victim - hold an elevator in the Lobby for use by emergency response personnel, if applicable.
  • Be prepared to provide information regarding the situation to emergency responders upon arrival.
  • Notify the employee's supervisor as soon as possible.

Precautions and Guidance

  • Never give anything to eat or drink to personnel who are injured or ill.
  • Make the victim as comfortable as possible - NEVER move anyone seriously injured or who is suspected of having a head, neck or back injury UNLESS he/she is in immediate danger.
  • Take the necessary steps to protect yourself and the victim against the transmission of communicable diseases.
  • If a situation occurs that necessitates an evacuation to save a life, immediately remove the injured victim regardless of his/her injury.