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Medical Emergencies

Medical Emergencies Information

Medical emergencies can occur at any time and will most likely occur when you least expect them.  Medical emergencies can result from a natural illness, food poisoning, personal or work related accidents, assaults, auto accidents, exposure, etc.

Knowing what to do and whom to call can save lives.  Being prepared will reduce the panic you might feel during an emergency.  The following suggestions will help you be prepared:

  • Keep basic first aid materials and supplies on hand.
  • Have emergency phone numbers readily available.
  • Remember to protect yourself from exposure when dealing with a victim, especially for unknown illnesses and for trauma where blood is present.
  • Don't allow yourself to become a victim.  Use caution by protecting yourself from exposure to chemicals, electrical shock, fire, bloodborne pathogens, etc.

For more information, please see: Medical Emergencies Response Guide>>


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