Do you know what to do?
Chest pain, problems breathing, fainting, choking, bleeding, seizures and many other alarming conditions can occur during times when we may not be prepared. Knowing what to do can save a life. There are a few simple things that you can do to be prepared in advance in the event that you should ever be faced with a medical emergency.
- Fill out the UHS Pocket Card and store it behind your Driver’s license or ID. UHS Pocket Card (PDF)
- Establish an emergency contact.
- Get familiar with area hospital locations around campus and in places where you may be studying abroad or participating in a co-op program.
- Get familiar with the details of your health insurance plan in regards to emergency care.
In the event of a MEDICAL EMERGENCY call 911
- Remain Calm.
- Know your location and speak slowly and clearly to the 911 dispatcher.
- Follow the instructions given to you by the 911 dispatcher.
- Take any prescribed or over the counter medications with you to the emergency room.
- Alert the medical response team of any known health conditions.
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