Medical

GENERAL TIPS:
  • Call USC Police at 911 and tell the dispatcher:
    • Your location
    • Type of injury or illness of victim
    • Victim’s status (conscious, breathing, or bleeding)
    • Age of victim
    • Stay on the phone until released by the dispatcher
  • Check the scene for any danger or hazards like exposed electrical wires, broken glass, or chemicals before providing aid
  • If properly trained, administer basic life support (CPR or first aid): otherwise, wait for professional help
  • DO NOT attempt to give ANY medical advice unless properly trained
  • DO NOT move the victims unless they are in immediate danger
  • DO NOT jeopardize your health or the health of the victim
HEART ATTACK
  • Check to see if victim’s airway is open and they are breathing and if they have a heartbeat
  • If trained, administer CPR (if needed)
BURNS
  • Remove the victim from source of burn
  • Be careful not to contaminate or injure yourself
  • THERMAL BURNS: Flush the wound area with cool water (DO NOT use ice)
  • DO NOT apply any creams or lotions
  • DRY CHEMICAL BURNS: Brush the chemical from the skin using gloves
  • After brushing chemical off the skin, flush area with cool water
BLEEDING
  • Use gloves and other protective gear
  • Apply firm, gentle pressure to wound with a clean cloth
  • Immobilize the wound
  • If you come in contact with any blood or body fluids, wash with soap and water, then seek medical attention