First Aid & AED
First Aid is available to staff, faculty & students 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. First Aid treatment can be accessed either by calling Campus Security dispatch any time at 250-807-9236 / local 79236 or by visiting the First Aid Room during regular working hours (located in LIB 016B, which is inside the Campus Security office adjacent to the loading bay on the lower east side of the Library Building). First Aid Attendants are equipped with a Level 2 First Aid Kit, oxygen, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & EpiPen. If there is an emergency medical situation occurring, please call the campus emergency number (250-807-8111 / local 78111).
First Aid Attendants
First Aid Attendants are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Campus Security provides this on-call service which is accessed by phoning local 79236. A trained Campus Security guard will respond to your location within 10 minutes. In the residences, First Aid is also available from the Resident Advisors (who are First Aid Level 1 certified). For non-emergencies during regular business hours, you are encouraged to walk to the First Aid Room for treatment.
First Aid Room
The First Aid Room is located in LIB 016B, which is inside the Campus Security office adjacent to the loading bay on the lower east side of the Library Building. The First Aid Room is open during regular working hours (9:00am-4:00pm). For non-emergencies you are encouraged to walk to the First Aid Room for treatment.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
The First Aid program was further enhanced in 2006 with the introduction of a comprehensive AED program. An AED is used to treat individuals experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. There are currently seven AEDs on campus. AEDs are located in Security's dispatch office (ADM 104), the First Aid room (LIB 016B), Health and Wellness (UNC 337) and the gym (GYM 020). Three additional AEDs are located in Faculty of Health and Social Development research and testing labs. AEDs are to be operated by trained individuals only. Please call the campus emergency number (250-807-8111 / local 78111) if an individual is observed experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest.
EpiPens are located in the First Aid Room as well as Security's dispatch office. EpiPens are used in the treatment of anaphylactic shock caused by an allergic reaction to such things as peanuts and wasp stings. Please call the Campus Security emergency number (250-807-8111 / local 87111) if an individual is observed experiencing symptoms of anaphylactic shock.
Due to their effect on the part of the brain which regulates breathing, opioids in high doses can cause respiratory depression and death. The UBC Okanagan First Aid program includes the nasal spray version of Naloxone as a component of the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses. Please call the Campus Security emergency number (250-807-8111 / local 87111) if an individual is observed experiencing the three potential symptoms of opioid overdose: pinpoint pupils, unconsciousness and respiratory depression.
Last reviewed 4/12/2017 3:02:32 PM