First Aid & AED

First Aid is available to staff, faculty & students 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. First Aid can be accessed by calling Campus Security any time at (250)807-8111 or local 78111 or by visiting the First Aid Room. First Aid Attendants (OFA2) 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 Security emergency number at (250)807-8111  or local 78111. You can also call 911; if safe to do so, you are encouraged to place a follow-up call to Campus Security in this case so they can commence their response procedures.

First Aid Room

The First Aid Room is located in LIB 018, 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).

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

The UBC Okanagan 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 four AEDs within the campus first aid program. AEDs are located in Campus Security’s dispatch office (ADM 104), the First Aid Room (LIB 018), the Health and Wellness Clinic (UNC 337) and the Gym (GYM 020). AEDs are to be operated by trained individuals only. Please call the campus emergency number at (250)807-8111  or local 78111 if an individual is observed experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest.

EpiPen

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 at (250)807-8111 or local 78111 if an individual is observed experiencing symptoms of anaphylactic shock.

Opioids/Naloxone

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 at (250)807-8111  or local 78111 if an individual is observed experiencing the three potential symptoms of opioid overdose: pinpoint pupils, unconsciousness and respiratory depression.