Medical Emergencies

Medical Emergencies

The first aid you administer to an injured individual should be limited to procedures necessary to stabilize and protect the person from further injury. Immediately call 911 for emergency medical services. University police officers are First Responders and are trained in First Aid and CPR procedures. UNT PD Dispatch will simultaneously call for ambulance services and immediately dispatch officers to the scene of the medical emergency to assist until off-site medical assistance arrives on the scene. They will also escort the ambulance to the medical emergency site.

Basic Procedures for all Medical Emergencies:

The instructions that follow are intended as guidelines for untrained individuals who witness or are personally involved in a medical emergency.
  • Remain calm.
  • Call 911 from any University phone. Briefly describe the incident, nature of the injuries and location of the injured person. Do not hang up unless directed to do so.
  • DANGER: Do not put yourself at risk to help someone else. Assess the scene first. Do not help the victim or attempt a rescue unless you are ABSOLUTELY certain that the environment in which the victim is located is safe and does not represent a life-threatening situation for you.
  • If you observe what appears to be a medical emergency and a potentially-hazardous situation through a closed door's vision panel, do not open the door until Public Safety officers arrive on the scene. Opening a door can be very risky (e.g., a smoldering fire can flare up and/or you can suddenly be surrounded by a hazardous atmosphere).
  • Put on suitable personal protective equipment before coming in contact with the victim.
  • If the victim appears to be unconscious, determine responsiveness by attempting to communicate in a loud voice. If the victim does not respond, check for a sign of circulation. Do not move the person's head or neck in the process.
  • If you detect the victim is not breathing and the heart is not beating - and you are properly trained in CPR - establish a clear airway and begin CPR.
  • Do not move an injured person unless s/he is in further danger (e.g., advancing fire).
UNT CPR / First Aid Training Information:

We offer the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR Course. This course covers Adult, Child, Infant CPR and AED use. It is a certification course and cost 35.00 per person. The class take about 4 hours to complete and is limited to 6 people. We hold the classes at the Risk Management Center on campus. Pick a couple of dates that will work for your group and we will schedule a class for you.

We offer the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course. This course covers First Aid Basics including Medical Emergencies and use of an Epinephrine Pen. Also covers Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies. It is a certification course and cost 45.00 per person. The class take about 4 hours to complete and is limited to 6 people. We hold the classes at the Risk Management Center on campus. Pick a couple of dates that will work for your group and we will schedule a class for you.

We also have an AED class. This class covers the use of a defibrillator and hands only CPR. This is not a certification class.

We require a minimum of 3 people to schedule a class.

All classes are held Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm.

We accept IDO's, checks, and cash.

For more information Contact:

Tommy.Jones@unt.edu