Emergency Medical Aid
Provide first aid as your training allows. Washington State has a Good Samaritan Law. If an employee is involved in a medical emergency, whenever possible, notify the employee’s supervisor.
Students may contact the WWU Student Health Center when school is in session.
In Case of Injury or Illness
- Do not move the patient except to protect him/her from a dangerous situation.
- If the patient has been contaminated by hazardous material, tell the emergency responder the name of the material involved and the potential hazards, if known. Provide a Safety Data Sheet, if possible. See also information for chemical spill under Hazardous Materials Incident.
- Call University Police at (360) 650-3911. If you are off campus, call 911.
- Provide assistance as your training allows.
- Keep the patient calm.
- Stay with the patient until assistance arrives.
If patient is not breathing, use AED and provide CPR:
- Call 911.
- Open airway using chin lift, head tilt technique.
- Look, listen, feel for breathing (no more than 10 sec).
- If breathing, protect airway and continue assessment.
- If the Patient Is Not Breathing, Perform CPR.
- Provide continuous cycles of 30 compressions provider takes over.
- When AED arrives, use without delay
- Turn on Power.
- Place the AED near the head of the patient.
- Follow the verbal instructions from AED unit.
- Attach AED to Patient.
- Bare the patient’s chest, prepare areas for the pads, and place the pads on the chest.
- Do not move the patient during analysis by the AED.
- If Indicated by the AED, deliver a shock.
- Clear yourself and others from the patient.
- Push the shock button.
- Perform CPR.
- Stop only if the AED instructs you to do so, the patient moves, or another provider takes over.
In Case of Choking
- Confirm Choking
- Ask, “Are you choking?”
- If the patient can speak or cough forcefully, they are not choking and do not require abdominal or chest thrusts.
- Position Yourself
- Get behind the patient.
- Put your arms around the patient’s waist.
- Put your fists above the patient’s navel and below the ribs.
- Perform Abdominal Thrusts
- Quickly thrust inward and upward.
- Repeat until the airway is cleared.
- If the patient is pregnant or obese, use chest thrusts instead. Put arms around patient’s chest. Thrust inward.
- If the Patient Becomes Unresponsive
- Lower the person to the ground, call 911.
- Perform CPR. Inspect the mouth for foreign material when attempting ventilations.
- Academic Instruction Center, Alarmed cabinet in East building, North main entrance, across from AIC248
- Administrative Services Building C, Alarmed cabinet on second floor, across from elevator, by entrance to 210
- Administrative Services Building C, Alarmed cabinet on first floor main hallway, across from elevator
- Arntzen Hall, Alarmed cabinet next to AH106
- Biology, Alarmed cabinet next to BI 234
- Bond Hall, Alarmed cabinet near west entrance
- Campus Services Facility, Student Health Center, Room 231
- Campus Services Facility, Student Health Center Annex, Room 110
- Carver Gym, Alarmed cabinet in main hallway, next to CV103
- Carver Gym, Alarmed cabinet next to entrance to CV181
- Carver Gym, Alarmed cabinet outside CV 303
- Chemistry, Alarmed cabinet near 2nd floor women’s rest room at south end of bldg
- Communications, Alarmed cabinet by Main West entrance
- Edens Hall, Alarmed cabinet near EH 110
- Engineering Technology, Alarmed cabinet at first floor main North entrance
- Fairhaven, Alarmed cabinet in Academic building, main stairwell, second floor, next to main entrance to dining hall
- Fraser Hall, Alarmed cabinet near entrance FH102
- Fine Arts, Alarmed cabinet across from FI 119
- Haggard Hall, Alarmed cabinet in hallway by HH110
- Humanities, Alarmed cabinet by North main entrance
- Lakewood, Alarmed cabinet in boathouse, behind equipment checkout desk
- Miller Hall, Alarmed cabinet on wall near recycling counter located between main South entrance and elevator.
- Old Main, Alarmed cabinet by main West entrance to third floor
- Old Main, Alarmed cabinet by second floor West entrance, next to OM 279
- Parks Hall, Alarmed cabinet by ground floor entrance, adjacent to restrooms (This unit is a Medtronic Physio-control Lifepak CRPlus)
- Performing Arts Center, Alarmed cabinet in main lobby
- Physical Plant Building, Room 238 – Alarmed cabinet in the main hallway next to the door to Room 213, electric shop
- Ridgeway Commons, Alarmed cabinet in dining room entry, next to Gold room entrance
- Shannon Point Marine Center, Alarmed cabinet in the first-floor library breezeway
- SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo
Locations Current as of March 2021