For more information, see
Delgado’s Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery Policy
Life–threatening injury or illness, or death:
for local police department response.
Call Campus Police at
Give full attention to the victim(s).
Do not attempt to move a person who is ill or injured unless he/she is in immediate
danger of further injury.
If possible, isolate the affected student/staff member. Disperse onlookers and keep
others from congregating in the area.
Check breathing. Is the airway clear? Is the victim in a position to facilitate
Help stop bleeding.
Applying pressure on wound or elevating wound may help stop or slow
Protect yourself from body fluids. Use gloves if available.
Check for vital signs. Initiate first aid, if you are trained.
Comfort the victim(s) and offer reassurance that medical attention is on the way.
After immediate medical needs have been cared for, remain to assist emergency
medical services personnel with pertinent information about the incident.
Non-life-threatening injury or illness:
For all non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, call your campus or site