Medical Emergencies & situations
In the event of a medical emergency
- Find the nearest CA (they are all trained in First Aid).
- Call Protection Services at x 5411 on a Mitel Phone or (613) 562 – 5411 otherwise, if you are ever in doubt about the severity of the problem.
- If the sick or injured person goes to either the health clinic or a hospital, never let them go alone.
- Ensure the sick or injured person has his or her health insurance card!
- Taxi chits are available through your CA to cover taxi rides to and from the Hospital. Your account will be billed the charge, but you don’t have to worry about carrying cash.
Simple tips to stay healthy and prevent medical emergencies
- Wash your hands often.
- Cook meat properly.
- No glass in the common areas.
- Many medical emergencies in Rez are substance related: monitor your consumption and never leave a drink unattended.
- Watch your friends: don’t leave intoxicated friends alone!
What about the H1N1 Influenza Virus?
Influenza can lead to a medical emergency in certain cases. To stay on the safe side, prevention is the key:
- Wash your hands often and properly - follow the instructions displayed in the washrooms. The rule: a good 20-second scrub with soap!
- No soap around? Use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose or mouth as much as possible.
- Get vaccinated against the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus when the vaccine becomes available.
As a member of the University community it is your responsibility to prevent the spread of viruses.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Throw your used tissues into garbage right away.
- No tissue? Cough or sneeze in your upper sleeve.
- You feel sick and fever kicks in? Avoid contacts with others. Isolate yourself, but let someone know. Tell your parents and keep them posted.
- You feel really bad or think your symptoms are getting worse? Call Telehealth Ontario for advice 1-866-797-0000 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Let your CA know you're leaving if you go to the clinic.
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