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First Aid Kit Caretakers
Please clean and check your first aid kits before classes start each semester! Refill checklists should be submitted to the Health Office in August, November, February and May. Call the Health Office at x282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
In an emergency, contact Security at 284-1270 or 271-4836 for an AED. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are available and located at the following locations:
- Security - mounted on Security's utility carts to be taken to location needed
- Health Office - Building 2, Rm 108A
- Administration -Building 6, 2nd floor Vice Chancellor Administrative Service Office
At HCC, Security Officers and the nurse are the designated official emergency responders to medical emergency/events on-campus. They are trained in performing CPR and first aid while they await 911 Emergency Medical Service personnel's arrival on campus. Security and the nurse are trained in American Heart Association's Heartsaver Adult, Child and Infant CPR and the use of an AED and American Red Cross First Aid.
In addition, all CPR classes taught by the Health Office to HCC departmental personnel covers how to properly use an AED. Courses offered to HCC faculty and staff are substantially lower in cost to encourage personnel to take advantage of learning CPR/AED or first aid to use in their personal lives. The added benefit to HCC is that they are taught the critical importance of calling 911 in an emergency. This list of HCC CPR/AED and first aid trained personnel [PDF] does not imply or require them to perform in any official capacity as a part of their job/duties.
First Aid Kits
First aid kits are strategically placed about the campus are solely provided for basic first aid treatment and are not meant to replace the care or treatment from a qualified medical professional.
This is a list of all First Aid Kits on campus. (Updated as of 10/09/12)
General Information on Rendering First Aid in an Emergency
If there is a life-threatening emergency, it is imperative that you call 911 immediately.
Steps to take in an emergency:
- For life-threatening condition, call 911 immediately. Give specific location (Building/Room #) & road to enter campus.
- Send someone to meet the emergency crew, if possible.
- Call Security at 284-1270 or 271-4836 to guide crew to scene & for further assistance.
- Security will contact Nurse or Mental Health Wellness Counselor depending on emergency.
- If no answer, weekday business hours call 845-9142 (Operations & Maintenance) or the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services at 294-9123.
Each first aid kit contains only basic first aid supplies such as a CPR mask, gloves, assorted bandages, tape, alcohol and antiseptic wipes.
* Please note that these first aid kits do not hold any oral medications such as acetaminophen or aspirin or topical antibiotic or ointments as stipulated by OSHA standards. Anything more than a minor cut or scrape should be followed up by a visit to your physician. It is the responsibility of the person injured for any charges that were incurred for ambulance, related medical expenses, and follow-up care in the event of an emergency.
First Aid Kit Refills
Although each kit has a designated person responsible for ensuring that the kit is adequate stocked and in it's proper location, it takes everyone (faculty, staff and students) to make sure your first aid kit is ready for the next emergency! It's easy to help us keep our first aid kits maintained!
Here are some simple steps to keeping your first aid kit ready and filled so it's ready when you need it:
- Involve students/student assistants or even new employees to check first aid kits. It helps them get familiar with items in the kit as well as the process in helping to maintain a health and safe work environment.
- Check your first aid kit each August, November, February and May (before and during each semester).
- Print the appropriate checklist.
- All offices/areas - Complete the HCC First Aid Kit Refill Checklist [PDF]
- "High Risk, High Need", Children's Lab, Maintenance, Print Shop, Security areas - Complete 2 sheets:
- These "High Risk, High Need" areas are:
- Auto Body Repair & Painting
- Automotive Mechanics
- Commercial Aviation
- Diesel Mechanics
- MARR Small Vessel Fabrication & Repair
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
- Sheet Metal & Plastics
- Conduct first aid kit inspection & inventory:
- Is the kit in a convenient and accessible location?
- Does the kit meet your current needs or should it be relocated to better serve your day/evening/weekend population?
- Inside/outside of the kit and items inside (packaging) should be clean and dry.
- Return all expired items, items damaged and items not on checklist.
- Note the amount of items present in kit on refill checklist(s)
- Note any special concerns or requests that you may have on refill checklist.
- Photocopy and keep one copy of refill checklist form(s) for your records.
- Forward completed form(s) to the Health Office via email or mailbox in mailroom.
- Available supplies will be sent within a week of receipt of refill checklist form or as soon as we receive them from vendor.
- If you do not receive your items within a week, please check on the status of your refill.
Email the Health Office for questions or concerns related to first aid kits, refills, or requests for campus emergency posters.
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