Medical or Phychological Emergency
A medical emergency is where an individual may be sick or injured and there is an immediate concern to aid the person. A psychological emergency exists when an individual is threatening to harm themselves or others, or does not have a clear perception of reality.
- In the Event of a Medical Emergency
- Ask the victim if he or she is OK. Check for breathing.
- Have someone call Public Safety at 678-359-5111 or 5111 by campus phone.
- Stay with the victim until emergency personnel arrive. Administer first aid and/or CPR to the fullest extent possible if needed.
- Inform other staff as needed, and contact family members of the victim if known.
- In the Event of a Psychological Crisis
- If you encounter someone experiencing a psychological emergency, do not attempt to handle the potentially dangerous situation alone.
- Notify Public Safety at 678-359-5111 or 5111 by campus phone.
- The safety of the person in crisis and those around him/her should be of first concern. Public safety will work closely with campus counseling professionals when necessary.
- Anyone experiencing a severe psychological emergency or crisis should report to the nearest hospital emergency room or contact the Gordon State College Counseling Center at 678-359-5221 or 678-359-5326.