Sarah Lawrence Emergency Medical Response Action Plan
Sudden Cardiac Arrest—Trained First Responders Only Follow Indications For AED Use
Unconscious/Non Responsive/Not Breathing/Other Medical Emergencies
Responder should provide only the patient care consistent with his/her training.If a medical emergency exists the following procedure is to be performed immediately:
- Someone call "911" and someone else call "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY" at ext. 2222 immediately and simultaneously The caller(s) should give the following information to "911" and "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY":
- Type of emergency
- Address of facility
- Location of emergency
- Phone number they are calling from if asked
- Further information requested from "911" or "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY" operator
- Send someone outside of building to meet and direct EMS and CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY
- Start CPR immediately until "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY" or EMS ("911") arrives with an AED
"911" and "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY" should know where inside the building or where on the grounds you are so that they respond to the location quickly.
Any trained CPR/AED First Responder should begin the AED treatment procedure if you are close to an AED location until EMS ("911") or "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY" arrives. Retrieve an AED or send someone to retrieve an AED. Remember to contact "911" and "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY" immediately. If people are available at the scene, direct one person to contact "911" and someone else to contact "CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY" simultaneously.
Sports Center: Entrance floor facing rear stairs
Bates: First Floor hallway next to the cafeterias
Health Services: Inside Lyles House
Library: Behind the front desk area, on the wall of the office area
CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY: Vehicles
AED cabinets are not locked. The visible key lock is only to deactivate the alarm
"EVERY SECOND COUNTS"
Look for emergency medical ID's such as bracelets on injured persons and try to keep the victim as comfortable as possible until emergency personnel arrive.
- If a medical problem is non-life threatening, call the Department of Public Safety & Security.
a. If the victim can be safely moved than he/she will either be transported by security personnel to the Lawrence Hospital Emergency Room or to Health Services, depending on the severity of the medical problem and the time of day.
b. The victim can also request to speak to a doctor over the phone to decide whether a visit to the emergency room is appropriate.
c. If security personnel believe that a victim should not be moved or that emergency medical care is required immediately, then they will call 911.
Security Officers have been trained in CPR, First Aid and the use of Defibrillators. First aid equipment and defibrillators are carried in Public Safety Vehicles. When Health Services is closed, students can call Westlands Desk to obtain a ride to Lawrence Hospital or to speak to an on call doctor. Students are also able to call 911 from all campus phones. If 911 is called, it is very important that security also be called. EMS and the Police rely on security personnel to meet them at Kimball and Glen Washington in order to bring them to the exact campus location of the incident.