Medical emergencies on campus should be reported to the Office of Safety and Security (OSS) by dialing 206-281-2911 or by pressing the call button on a campus emergency phone.
OSS dispatchers can notify 911 and direct medical responders to the location of the medical emergency. OSS officers are trained first responders and can often provide medical help before first responders from 911 arrive. This includes the ability to use automatic emergency defibrillators (AEDs) to assist heart attack victims. OSS can also coordinate with 911 responders to arrange for additional medical care as needed.
How to respond to a medical emergency
What to do:
- Report all medical emergencies to OSS by dialing 206-281-2911 or by pressing the call button on a campus emergency phone.
- Tell OSS your location, the nature of the medical emergency, and your name.
- Remain with the victim until OSS or emergency personnel arrive.
- If requested by OSS, after the emergency has been addressed provide a statement to OSS about the incident.
What NOT to do:
- Do not move the victim unless there is an immediate threat to safety.
- Do not ignore a person who appears to need medical attention, especially if it appears the person is unable to obtain help on his or her own.