In case of a medical emergency dial 911 or Security at 617-422-7287. The responding external agency would be Boston Emergency Medical Service (EMS) 617-343-1400. Be prepared to give your exact location, a brief description of the emergency. Be prepared to give the dispatch the condition of the patient, if they are experiencing breathing difficulties or bleeding of any kind and answer any questions they may ask when you call. If the individual is pulseless and/or not breathing, Security will respond with the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and begin to perform CPR if so trained.
Blood Borne or Bodily Fluid Spills:
Isolate the area.
Call Security at 617-422-7287.
Contact proper department for cleanup.
Tend to injured persons, if properly trained. Use proper equipment (gloves, mask).
Anyone having an exposure to biological, blood borne or body fluid should vigorously wash the exposed area with soap and water for several minutes. Contact Security. Anyone involved in an exposure incident should seek medical treatment if they have a concern that the exposure may affect their health.
CPR – ADULTS/INFANTS
CPR – ADULT:
CPR in Three Simple Steps:
Check the victim for unresponsiveness. Tap the shoulder and shout “Are you OK”. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and return to the victim. If possible, bring the phone next to the person and place it on speaker mode. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions. Security will respond with an AED.
If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down the center of the chest 2 inches 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of 100-120/minute, faster than once per second.
Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second. Continue with 30 pumps and 2 breaths until help arrives. This ratio is the same for one-person and two-person CPR. In two-person CPR the person pumping the chest stops while the other gives mouth to mouth breathing. A CPR mask should be utilized when available.
CPR for children Ages 1-Puberty is similar to CPR for adults. The compression to ventilation ratio is 30:2. If you are alone with the child give 2 minutes of CPR before calling 911.
CPR FOR INFANTS – Under Age 1:
Shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder. If there is no response and not breathing or not breathing normally, position the infant on his or her back. Call 911, then begin CPR.
Give 30 gentle chest compressions at the rate of 100-120/minute. Use two or three fingers in the center of the chest just below the nipples. Press down approximately one third the depth of the chest (about 1 and a half inches).
If the baby is not breathing or not breathing normally, cover the baby’s mouth and nose with your mouth and give 2 gentle breaths. Each breath should be 1 second long. You should see the baby’s chest rise with each breath.