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MEDICAL EMERGENCY PROCEDURE FOR FAU LIBRARIES STAFF

The following is a Medical Emergency Procedure, effective 9 February 2017, for all staff of the FAU Libraries.

STUDENTS
Employees of the FAU Libraries should not attempt to treat students. If a medical emergency (serious injury or illness) occurs in the FAU Libraries or anywhere on campus, the employee of the FAU Libraries should call 911. Paramedics and ambulance service will be notified immediately. Give building or location where aid is needed, specific location within the building, type of problem, individual's condition, sequence of events, and medical history, if known. Have someone stay with the patient until help arrives. Do not move the patient; keep the patient still and comfortable. Once help arrives, stay out of the way unless assistance is requested.

Students with minor illnesses or injuries, or refusing to permit the employee to call 911, should be referred to the FAU Student Health Services Center available on campus. An employee may accompany the student if necessary. If the Student Health Services Center is closed, the incident should be considered an emergency and 911 should be called, unless the student refuses medical treatment.

FACULTY AND STAFF
Employees of the FAU Libraries should not attempt to treat faculty and staff. If a medical emergency (serious injury or illness) occurs in the FAU Libraries or anywhere on campus, the employee of the FAU Libraries should call 911. Paramedics and ambulanceservice will be notified immediately. Give building or location where aid is needed, specific location within the building, type of problem, individual's condition, sequence of events, and medical history, if known. Have someone stay with the patient until help arrives. Do not move the patient; keep the patient still and comfortable. Once help arrives, stay out of the way unless assistance is requested.

Faculty and staff with minor illnesses or injuries, or refusing to permit the employee to call 911, should be referred to their department. If injured, they should follow protocol regarding Worker's Compensation through their department. An employee may accompany the faculty and staff to their department if necessary.

LIBRARY EMPLOYEES
Employees of the FAU Libraries should not attempt to treat fellow library employees. If a medical emergency (serious injury or illness) occurs in the FAU Libraries or anywhere on campus, the employee of the FAU Libraries should call 911. Paramedics and ambulance service will be notified immediately. Give building or location where aid is needed, specific location within the building, type of problem, individual's condition, sequence of events, and medical history, if known. Have someone stay with the patient until help arrives. Do not move the patient; keep the patient still and comfortable. Once help arrives, stay out of the way unless assistance is requested. If the medical emergency was a serious injury, the library employee's supervisor must immediately follow protocol for Worker's Compensation following medical transport (see below).

Library employees with minor illnesses or injuries, or refusing to permit their fellow library employees to call 911, should be referred to their department. A library employee may accompany their fellow library employee to their department if necessary. If the incident was a minor injury, the library employee should follow protocol for Worker's Compensation (see below).

WORKER'S COMPENSATION (LIBRARY EMPLOYEES) Following the arrangement of emergency medical treatment for a seriously injured library employee, their supervisor must report it to AmeriSys at 1-800-455-2079. If their injury is not an emergency but requires medical treatment, either the supervisor or injured employee must call AmeriSys immediately and prior to obtaining medical treatment. AmeriSys will assist the injured employee or supervisor in selecting an appropriate medical provider from within AmeriSys Workers' Compensation Services Provider Directory, and will arrange the appointment. AmeriSys will provide the Division of Risk Management and the Workers' Compensation Coordinator with a copy of the Notice of Injury form. The Workers' Compensation Coordinator at FAU will then send a copy to the supervisor together with a workers' compensation information, also a Timekeeper's Information Card will be sent to the Timekeeping Administrator for his/her file (if necessary), and an Injured Employee's Information Card to the injured employee.

If a library employee is injured but does not require medical treatment, the employee should contact Human Resources, complete a "First Report of Injury-Non Medical Treatment Involved Form," and send it to the Department of Human Resources at ADM 102, Attention: Janet Eagen. This form will be filed on the injured employee's Workers' Compensation File.

For more detailed, up-to-date information regarding Worker's Compensation procedures, go to https://www.fau.edu/hr/employee_relations/workers-comp.php .

For additional information, consult the following FAU policies regarding medical emergencies.


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