Mass Casualty/Trauma Emergency Response Procedures

The following describes the procedure that university personnel should follow in the event of a mass casualty trauma.  This procedure encompasses all people who are on university property.

PROCEDURES

Contact Public Safety at ext. 3111 or 255-3111.  If you are unable to contact Public Safety dial:  ext. 9911 or 911.


DO NOT CALL THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER!


When you make contact with the dispatcher

  • Make sure you are not in danger.
  • Identify yourself and your location.
  • Give the location of the victims and their identities, if known.
  • Describe the victims' condition if known.
  • Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to do so or hangs up first.
  • Send someone to the facility entrance doors to open them for emergency response personnel.

Initial response aid if you are trained and qualified

  • First survey the area to see if it is safe to enter.
  • Respond quickly, using accepted standards of care.
  • Do not attempt to move anyone who is unconscious, has a broken limb or injured back.
    Attempt to keep injured from moving
  • Administer first aid as trained. Practice universal precautions.
    • Check for breathing/open airway, and administer rescue breathing if needed.
    • Administer CPR if needed (and you are trained).
    • Try to stop severe bleeding.
    • Treat for shock and make patient comfortable.
    • Get all information concerning the victim and situation if person is conscious.
    • If contact was made with blood or bodily fluids, contact the Emergency Coordinator. Document the exposure event in writing.
    • Have victims follow up with visit to his or her physician and mental health care provider.

REPORTING

After contacting Public Safety, and after meeting with the University Police, contact your supervisor.