The main objective of this session is to help you handle medical emergencies on campus effectively. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand the importance of effectively handling medical emergencies on campus, identify types of medical emergencies, successfully coordinate emergency response, train employees and students in emergency procedures, and handle any medical emergency on campus to achieve the best possible outcome.
Why “Handling Medical Emergencies on Campus” Matters:
Many different types of medical emergencies can occur, and you must be prepared to handle each one. Often, a different response is necessary depending on the type of emergency.
Every second counts in a medical emergency. How quickly and effectively the situation is handled could, in some cases, mean the difference between life and death.
Handling medical emergencies on campus requires the coordinated efforts of many people, and coordinating this effort is part of your job as an administrator.
If medical emergency planning is inadequate or if emergency response is slow and ineffective, this state of affairs reflects poorly on your institution and could negatively affect its reputation.
A badly handled medical emergency could also result in a lawsuit or unnecessarily high workers’ compensation and medical costs.
- Medical emergencies are an unfortunate fact of campus life.
- You must be prepared to respond effectively to a variety of possible emergency situations.
- As an administrator, it is your responsibility to coordinate emergency efforts to ensure prompt and proper handling of medical emergencies on campus.