Procedures For Medical Emergencies

If serious injury occurs on campus, call 9-1-1. In case of serious injury or illness, qualified personnel should quickly perform the following steps:

  • The victim should be kept still and comfortable. THE VICTIM SHOULD NOT BE MOVED!
  • The victim should be asked, “Are you okay?” and “What is wrong?”
  • Breathing should be checked. If breathing stops, a qualified person should be found to assist respiration.
  • The pulse should be checked. If there is no pulse, a qualified person should administer chest compressions.
  • Serious bleeding should be controlled by direct pressure on the wound, avoiding direct contact with blood. Everyone should keep in mind standard precautions against blood-borne pathogens.
  • Assistance should be continued for the victim until help arrives.
  • The assisting personnel should look for emergency medical I.D., question witness(es), and give all relevant information to emergency medical personnel.

An accident report for all injuries must be completed and submitted to the Director of Student Services.

Health Sciences faculty are certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and trained to respond to medical emergencies. Bevill State Community College offers training in first aid and CPR.

NOTE: Any expense for hospitalization, transportation, or emergency treatment is the responsibility of the student.