If you or someone else is in need of emergency medical attention, call ACC Police Dispatch. Dial 911. Stay on the phone until the dispatcher hangs up. Follow the instructions provided.
The response to a medical emergency will depend on the type of injury and circumstances. Consider the following and implement appropriate steps in accordance with your level of training. If you speak to a 911 call taker, their instructions always take priority.
- Protect yourself and others; look for things that can harm you.
- Avoid contact with blood or bodily fluids.
- Don’t move injured people unless they face a greater danger by not moving.
- Clear the area of on-lookers; give the injured person privacy.
- Coordinate getting an ambulance to the right building, floor and location.
- First aid kits can be found at the campus manager’s office, campus police office and in most laboratories.
- AEDs (automated external defibrillators) can be found on odd numbered floors (floor 1, 3, etc.) in the elevator lobby.
Additional Responsibilities for Faculty and Supervisors/Managers
In addition to the above, you have specific responsibilities to your group:
- Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of the semester or in a staff meeting to review how you will work together to effectively implement emergency procedures.
- Fill out the Injury Analysis and Prevention Report and assist with workers’ compensation claims as appropriate.
- ACC Insurance Information – Student Accident Insurance and Workers’ Compensation information
- American Red Cross Mobile Apps
- The Texas “Good Samaritan” Law (Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code. Section 74.151) was put in place to encourage bystanders at an accident scene to render assistance to someone in need, and to do so without fear of litigation if things don’t turn out well for the victim.