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Medical Emergencies

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Responding fire and medical personnel from the City of Santa Monica are medically trained and certified professionals. All Santa Monica College Police Officers have been trained in CPR, First Aid, and proper use of an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).
 
If There Is a Medical Emergency, survey the scene and determine if it is safe for you to approach the victim.
 
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE SERIOUSLY INJURED PERSONS UNLESS THEY ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OF FURTHER INJURY.
 
Call or direct someone to call (310) 434-4300 and provide the following information:
·         Your location including building name, floor, and office number.
·         Your name and telephone number.
·         Victim’s age and sex.
·         Nature of medical emergency.
·         DO NOT HANG UP PHONE UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY THE DISPATCHER.
 
If the victim is in a life threatening condition and you are trained in emergency first aid, provide immediate care (e.g. rescue breathing, CPR, etc.), if possible.
If victim is not in a life-threatening condition, provide basic first aid and reassurance as needed, if possible. Stay with the victim until help arrives.