Medical Emergency

A medical emergency is a serious injury, illness or medical event that requires immediate response to minimize the likelihood of death or permanent injury.

If you witness a medical emergency

  • Call 911 and then Protective Services (780-492-5050) and follow instructions.
  • Do NOT move the injured person unless there is risk of additional harm.
  • Administer first aid if you are trained and able to do so safely.
  • Send someone to meet emergency responders at the entrance to the building.
  • Stay with the injured person and try to reassure them.
  • Keep the injured person warm with a blanket or coat.
  • Stay there until released by emergency responders.

Prepare for a medical emergency

  • Pay attention to the location of publicly accessible first aid kits and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) around the university.
  • If you are at risk of a medical emergency, wear a medical alert bracelet or another clear indicator of a medical condition.
  • Carry your medications in easy-to-access spot, such as in your coat pocket.