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Medical Emergency

Medical emergencies include the loss of consciousness, loss of ability to communicate, chest pain, seizure, difficulty breathing, injury to the head and neck injury.
  • Call or direct someone to call 911 or SUNO Police at (504) 286-3355 immediately if you encounter an individual on campus who is experiencing a medical emergency.
  • Render first aid if properly trained. Report all medical injuries and accidents to the SUNO Police Department.
  • Give your name, location, and telephone number.
  • Give as much information as possible regarding the nature of the injury or illness, whether or not the victim is conscious, etc.
  • Do not hang up until directed to do so by the emergency operator.
  • Return to the individual.  Keep the individual as calm and comfortable as possible.
  • Remain with the individual until the ambulance or SUNO Police arrive.
  • Do not move a seriously injured person unless absolutely necessary to save his/her life.
  • Do not attempt to transport injured people yourself.
  • Police Officers are certified in the use of CPR, First Aid and AED’s. It is important that complete and accurate information be provided when requesting assistance.
  • Always call the SUNO Police Department as they will make the best determination if higher tier emergency response is needed.