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If the injury requires immediate medical attention, dial 911 and request an ambulance and immediate medical assistance.  During normal business hours, for all non-emergency work related injuries, contact University Health Services at 314-516-5671.  Health Services is located at 131 Millennium Student Center.  Outside of normal business hours, contact the UMSL Campus Police at 314-516-5155.

 

For severe bleeding:

  • Elevate the injury above the heart
  • Apply a clean pad or cloth directly to the wound
  • Call for medical assistance

 

For chemical splashes to eyes or body:

  • Assist exposed person with use of safety shower and/or eye wash
  • Flush body and/or eyes with copious amounts of water
  • Remove any contaminated clothing while under the safety shower
  • Wash skin with mild soap and water, do not use neutralizing agents, creams, lotions or salve
  • Call for medical assistance, state the nature of injury, the chemical name, your location and contact information to dispatchers

 

For ingestion of a chemical:

  • Encourage the victim to drink large amounts of water
  • Call for medical assistance, state the nature of injury, the chemical name, your location and contact information to dispatchers

 

For inhalation of fumes or mists:

  • Get medical aid immediately
  • Remove from exposure area to fresh air immediately
  • If not breathing, give artificial respiration
  • Call for medical assistance, state the nature of injury, the chemical name, your location and contact information to dispatchers

 

For minor cuts and punctures:

  • Encourage bleeding
  • Wash the area with running water
  • Wrap in a clean cloth until proper treatment can be secured in the Health Services Center
  • If assisting an injured employee or student that is bleeding, wear PPE if available and timely