Campus Safety and Security

Medical Emergency

University Police is equipped with AED's (Automatic External Defibrillators) and Police Officers are certified as First Responders. Call on-campus extension 7575. Cell phone or off-campus phone dial (508) 793 - 7575.

  • When assisting, make sure there are no safety concerns for you. Use protective gloves and barrier devices to protect yourself from bodily fluids when available.
  • If person is vomiting with no trauma and is unable to move, roll the person on side, and lay head on arm. Tilt head up to open airway.
  • If injured, keep person on back. If no neck/ spinal injury is suspected, elevate legs 6 to 12 inches.
  • Cover with blanket/coat to keep body warm.
  • Don't move person with neck/spinal injury unless factors will cause more harm (i.e. fire).
  • Elevate bleeding extremities; maintain direct pressure; control bleeding with a thick cloth.
  • If the person is not breathing, has no pulse and you are trained in CPR, begin immediately. Ask a bystander to call extension 7575 or (508)793-7575
  • Seizures: clear area around the person; don't restrain or place anything in person's mouth.