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Medical Emergency

  • Medical Emergency Response Procedure

    When a victim of sudden illness or injury is unable to access the Health Office either independently or with the assistance of others due to the nature or severity of illness/injury, any college employee qualified to administer first-aid is both allowed and encouraged to deliver appropriate care under the circumstances presented. All employees are equally covered by the Erie County insurance program for such activities pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law.

    Please note that the following, among others, indicate severe and critical emergencies for which 9-1-1 should be summoned immediately, as well as the College Nurse and Security must also be notified.

    • Chest pains or suspected heart attack
    • Respiratory distress or cessation of breathing
    • Severe bleeding
    • Prolonged unconsciousness or unresponsiveness
    • Choking (victim unable to breathe, speak, or cough)
    • Severe burns
    • Poisoning or drug overdose
    • Suspected fracture of back or neck
    • Severe head injury

    Any student ill or injured with a condition that requires specialized transportation will be transported by ambulance or paramedics. Health Service personnel and other college employees should not transport ill or injured students due to liability issues. Any student with a minor problem, whose condition is highly unlikely to deteriorate prior to receiving medical help, should arrange their own assisted transportation.

  • Need Help?

    Health Services

    City Campus
    Room 228
    121 Ellicott Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 851-1199
    F: (716) 270-2854
    North Campus
    Room 152
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    P: (716) 851-1499
    F: (716) 851-1498
    South Campus
    Room 5109
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 851-1699
    F: (716) 270-2833