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Emergency Guidelines

Medical Emergency

Call Public Safety at 410-778-7810, 9-911 from a campus phone, or 911 from a cell or off-campus phone.

If you suspect a head or spinal injury DO NOT MOVE the victim unless there is an immediately life-threatening emergency.

Alcohol Intoxication/Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. Do not allow someone who has drunk too much to “sleep it off.” Stay beside the person and call Public Safety at 410-778-7810, 9-911 from a campus phone, or 911 from a cell or off-campus phone immediately if the person:

  1. cannot be roused
  2. is incoherent and is vomiting
  3. breathes shallowly
  4. has cold, clammy skin
  5. looks bluish or pale
  6. has taken other drugs with alcohol
  7. has a head injury

Injuries

  • After calling Public Safety at 410-778-7810, 9-911 from a campus phone, or 911 from a cell or off-campus phone, you may provide first aid if you are trained, it is safe to do so, and the victim consents.
  • Do not attempt to move an injured person unless it is absolutely necessary to prevent further injury.
  • Calmly assure the injured person that help is on the way.
  • Assist emergency personnel in locating the victim and investigating the incident.
  • Prepare for medical emergencies by taking first aid and CPR training classes.

Emotional/Psychological Warning Signs

If you have contact with any individual who displays the following behaviors, report your concerns to Public Safety, Student Affairs staff, Counseling or Health Services, or other college official in a timely manner:

  • Threatens harm or talks about killing self or students, faculty or staff.
  • Constantly starts or participates in fights.
  • Loses temper and self-control easily.
  • Possesses or draws artwork that depicts graphic images of death or violence.
  • Assaults others constantly which may include immediate family members.
  • Possesses weapons (firearms or edged weapons) or has a preoccupation with them.
  • Becomes frustrated easily and converts frustration into uncontrollable physical violence.

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