If you or someone else is in need of emergency medical attention, call ACC Police Dispatch. Dial 222 on a campus phone or 512-223-7999. Follow the instructions provided.
The response to a medical emergency will depend on the type of injury and circumstances. You should 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 touching blood or bodily fluids; use universal precautions
- Don't move injured people unless they are facing 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
- Know where 1st aid kits can be found
- Know where AEDs can be found
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.
- Assist with injury reports and workers compensation claims as appropriate.
- 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 being "sued" if things don't turn out well for the victim.
- ACC Insurance Information - Student Accident Insurance and Worker's Compensation information
- Heart Rescue Now - save-a-life simulator
- American Red Cross Mobile Apps