UNLESS IT IS LIFE-THREATENING DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RENDER FIRST AID OR MOVE THE PERSON BEFORE MEDICAL PERSONNEL ARRIVE
- If the medical situation is life-threatening, and you have the proper training, proceed with life-sustaining exercises until medical personnel arrive.
- Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen and appears to be in pain, especially if he/she is suffering from neck or back injuries. This could worsen the injury.
- Avoid unnecessary conversation with, or about, the ill or injured person. Limit your conversation to quiet reassurances. Your goal is to keep the injured person as comfortable as possible until medical personnel arrive.
- Admit nothing. Do not discuss prior instances of a similar nature, if any.
- Keep “onlookers” away from the injured person until medical help arrives.
- After the injured person’s needs have been taken care of, make yourself available to assist authorities with pertinent information for the completion of the medical injury report.
- Take pictures of the area in which the incident occurred.
- Contact your supervisor for additional guidance.