Reporting Procedures

  • Be as specific as possible when giving GTPD your location. What building are you in? What floor? Which room?
  • Describe the injuries/symptoms that the patient is experiencing.
  • If the patient can speak, try to get their name and any medication they are on to give to GTPD.

General Guidance

  • Ask someone else to meet police and/or ambulance outside the building to aid their ability to locate the victim in a timely manner.
  • Provide first aid to the best of your ability.
  • Use precautions to prevent your exposure to bodily fluids.
  • Refrain from moving the patient unless it is absolutely necessary for safety reasons.
  • If you determine that the patient doesn't have a pulse and is not breathing, begin CPR (only if you have been trained in this technique).
  • Stay calm and reassure the patient that help is on the way.
  • Try to make the patient as comfortable as possible.
  • Clear the area for emergency responders if possible.
  • Try to keep the patient awake by engaging them in conversation.