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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Medical Emergencies

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If you are involved in or witness any medical emergency, immediately call MSU Security (ext. 2111). Be prepared to provide the following information to the dispatcher:

  • Name of the injured or ill person, if known.
  • Current location of the person (i.e., building, room number).
  • Nature and type of injury, if known.If safe to do so, remain with the individual until help arrives; try to keep the individual still. Do not attempt to move a seriously injured person (unless a more serious injury or life threatening situation may result). Provide first aid only if you are trained to do so.
  • Provide any assistance to emergency medical personnel at the scene upon request.

Exposure Control Plan

Immediate treatment for an individual exposed to blood and/or body fluids is to thoroughly wash the exposed area with non-abrasive antibacterial soap and running water. In the event of an official exposure Contact with the Risk Management Director or Emergency Medical Technician Coordinator immediately for further instructions or extended care procedures.

Communicable Disease Protocol

If you believe a student has contracted a contagious disease that may pose a health risk to others, notify the MSU Clinical Director of Health Services. Refer the student to Health Services for treatment or further referral. If Student Health Services is closed, students will be sent to the emergency room at ISJ Hospital. The Student Health Services Clinical Director and Medical Director will then be notified by MSU Security at their home numbers.

The MSU Student Health Services will determine MSU’s responsibility in management of the case, including treatment and/or additional contacts. Arrangements may be made to isolate students as needed to prevent spread of the disease.

Disease/Terrorism Protocol

The Blue Earth County Public Health Services (Public Health) has the authority and responsibility to respond to a mass disaster or terrorism act. All MSU employees may be needed and should remain in Blue Earth county in the event of a mass disaster. MSU Student Health Services may provide supplies and medications to public health services as needed.

The staff of MSU Student Health Services is prepared to offer first aid at the Student Health Services Clinic. If the Student Health Services Clinic is the site of the emergency (tornado, fire, flood, etc.) or if there is a large number of injuries, the Bresnan Arena will be used by MSU Student Health Services. Blue Earth County Public Health and MSU Security will be contacted to provide additional medical personnel.