Student Wellness Center

Health Services

What is an emergency?

An emergency is “a situation that poses an IMMEDIATE RISK to life, health, property, or environment. that requires urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation and has a high probability of escalating to cause IMMEDIATE DANGER to life, health, property, or environment”.

List of common emergencies

  • Severe eye injury
  • Victim not breathing
  • Near drowning
  • Coughing blood/Vomiting blood
  • Wheezing with facial swelling
  • Unconscious /unusually confused
  • Poisoning/drug overdose
  • Chest pain lasting longer than 3 minutes
  • First time seizure/multiple seizures/seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes
  • Uncontrolled bleeding even after 10” of holding pressure
  • Fracture of bone with deformity and/or bone exposure
  • Sudden or persistent pain